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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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