Sad news

Actor Chris Penn died tonight at the very young age of 43. Every news story will describe Chris Penn in reference to a famous brother and that’s a shame. He was a fine actor and the loss will be felt by his family, friends, and fans.

Condolences to his mother Eileen and his brothers Michael and Sean.

Much too young.

Please post your thoughts and condolences. I will pass this link onto Michael.

  • Anonymous

    Michael,

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family on your loss.

    josh m. slifkin
    pittsburgh, pa

  • Anonymous

    I was sad to hear of the death of Chris. He was a unique talent. I remember how much he affected me in The Funeral and Short Cuts especially. All three of you turned into such inspirational, gifted individuals. My thoughts are with the whole Penn family and I hope you find the strength to get through this difficult time.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18186380 sean

    How sad to learn the news of Chris Penn’s passing.

    His was a most welcome presence in any movie, from “The WildLife”, “All the Right Moves”, and “At Close Range” to later films like “Reservoir Dogs”,
    “Short Cuts”, “True Romance” and “The Funeral”, all the way up to the new “The Darwin Awards”.

    And don’t forget his brief part in “The Pilot” episode of Seinfeld in season 4.

    But more than his many colourful roles in film and tv, what I will remember most about Chris is what a GENUINE guy he was…there was no artifice, no pretense.

    Whenever I met him, he was always genial and friendly.

    My condolences go out to Michael and the entire Penn family.

    How lucky I was to be at Largo that night of May 4, 1999, when Michael coaxed Chris up on stage to sing with him for a couple of songs…the joy and fun that they
    were having sharing the stage together was priceless.

    God rest ye merry soul, Chris Penn. Rest In Peace.

  • Anonymous

    Dear the Penn family & friends,

    I was deeply saddened by the terrible news of the untimely passing of Chris Penn.

    The world has lost a fine actor & the family a branch on their very wonderful & talented tree.

    My thoughts are with you all during this extremely difficult time.

    Dave Thake
    Leeds, UK