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Porky's' actor Wyatt Knight commits suicide in Hawaii

6 November 2011 1:08 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Actor Wyatt Knight was found dead in Hawaii with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 56. The actor starred in the 1980s "Porky's" films. The AP reports that his family released a statement saying Wyatt chose to end his life after a painful bout with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which was in stage 4. He underwent radiation treatments that left him in "physical and emotional pain," and had a bone marrow transplant in 2003. "He was tired of the pain and after much contemplation, chose to end his life in a beautiful and a serene place," the statement said. "His family and friends are devastated. He was deeply loved by all who knew him and will be missed every day." Knight's most »

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Wyatt Knight found dead: 'Porky's' bad boy's apparent suicide

5 November 2011 6:12 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Wyatt Knight, best known for his portrayal of bad boy Tommy Turner in the popular '80s trilogy "Porky's", was found dead in Hawaii last week from a self-inflicted gunshot.

The 56-year-old actor was suffering from stage 4 non-hodgkins lymphoma. His wife, Silvana Knight, provided a statement to TheWrap: "He was tired of the pain, and after much contemplation, chose to end his life in a beautiful and a serene place. His family and friends are devastated. He was deeply loved by all who knew him and will be missed every day."

Knight also appeared on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "T.J. Hooker," and "Chicago Hope." He is survived by his wife and two children from a previous marriage. »

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Porkys Wyatt Knight Found Dead in Hawaii; Apparent Suicide

3 November 2011 5:35 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Wyatt Knight, best remembered for the Porky's movies, was found dead in Maui on Oct. 26. Knight, who had received a bone marrow transplant for stage 4 non-hodgkins lymphoma in 2003, apparently committed suicide. He was 56. Knight's wife released a statement explaining her husband's decision: "He was tired of the pain, and after much contemplation, chose to end his life in a beautiful and a serene place. His family and friends are devastated. He was deeply loved by all who knew him and will be missed every day." In Bob Clark's Porky's, perhaps the sleeper hit of 1982, Knight played handsome bad boy Tommy Turner, the type of man that today would be labeled either a sex addict or a sex offender (if caught). Back then, Tommy was just a regular guy, either thinking of sex or dreaming about it. Knight's Tommy is particularly memorable because while showing his dick through a hole in the girl's bathroom wall, »

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'Porky's' Star Wyatt Knight Commits Suicide

3 November 2011 4:31 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Wyatt Knight, who starred as bad boy Tommy Turner in the "Porky's" trilogy, has died.  He was 56.  Knight was found dead in Hawaii last week and apparently committed suicide. In a statement provided to TheWrap, Knight's wife Silvina said that the actor had a bone marrow transplant for stage 4 non-hodgkins lymphoma in 2003, which led to a difficult recovery process. "He was tired of the pain, and after much contemplation, chose to end his life in a beautiful and a serene place," Silvana Knight said in a statement. "His family and friends »

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Actor Knight Found Dead In Hawaii

3 November 2011 3:06 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actor Wyatt Knight has been found dead outside his home in Maui, Hawaii.

The wife of the Porky's star has confirmed reports the 56 year old took his own life.

Silvina Knight tells TMZ.com her late husband grew tired of the "physical and emotional pain" he suffered while battling cancer.

She says, "After much contemplation, he chose to end his life in a beautiful and a serene place... His family and friends are devastated."

Paying tribute to the actor, she adds, "Wyatt was an incredibly talented, intelligent and loving person with an amazing spirit. He is free and at peace."

Knight's screen credits also include guest appearances on a number of U.S. TV shows, including Renegade, Pacific Blue and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He played Tommy Turner in the cult Porky's movies. »

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Porky's Star Wyatt Knight Found Dead in Hawaii of Apparent Suicide

3 November 2011 2:45 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Wyatt Knight, who played bad boy Tommy Turner in the '80s trilogy Porky's, was found dead in Hawaii last week after apparently committing suicide. "I can confirm that Wyatt Knight did in fact end his life on Oct. 25, in Maui, Hawaii," his wife, Silvina, said in a statement obtained by E! News. "The family is choosing to keep the details private." Police reportedly discovered the 56-year-old actor's body the following day in an isolated area near the house where he had been staying. The results of an autopsy have not yet been released. Knight's manager, Eileen O'Farrell, told E! News that she is in complete shock over the news and has been trying to contact Maui »

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'Porky's' Star Wyatt Knight Found Dead -- Cops Suspect Suicide

3 November 2011 12:05 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Wyatt Knight -- who played Tommy Turner in the " Porky's " movies -- was found dead in Maui last week ... and TMZ has learned cops believe his death was a suicide Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Knight's body was discovered on October 26 in an isolated area near a home where he had been staying. We're told an autopsy has been performed on the body, but the results have not yet been released. Knight was 56 years old »

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'Porky's' Star Wyatt Knight Found Dead [Update]

3 November 2011 8:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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Update: Wyatt Knight's wife has told TMZ that the actor took his own life due to his treatments for cancer. "He was tired of the pain and after much contemplation, chose to end his life in a beautiful and a serene place," said Silvina Knight.

Earlier: TMZ reports that actor Wyatt Knight, best known for his role as Tommy Turner in the classic comedy 'Porky's,' was found dead last week in Maui. According to police, the death is currently being considered a suicide.

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