Chris Penn, brother of Sean Penn, discovered dead

first_imgSANTA MONICA – Actor Chris Penn, brother of Sean Penn, was found dead Tuesday at a Santa Monica residence, police said. Santa Monica police discovered the actor’s body around 4 p.m., Lt. Frank Fabrega said. Police said he was 40 years old. There were no obvious signs of foul play, Fabrega said. “The Penn family would appreciate the media’s respect of their privacy during this difficult time,” Mara Buxbaum, Sean Penn’s publicist, said in a statement. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Penn’s body was found inside a four-story condominium complex near the beach on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. Police were called to the condominium complex by someone from within the building, Fabrega said. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death, authorities said. Chris Penn’s credits included “Mulholland Falls,” “Rumble Fish,” “All the Right Moves,” “Footloose” and “Rush Hour.” He also played Nice Guy Eddie Cabot in the 1992 Quentin Tarantino crime drama “Reservoir Dogs.” His late father, Leo Penn, directed television shows. His mother, Eileen Ryan, is an actress whose credits include “I Am Sam,” “Magnolia” and “Parenthood.” And his brother is musician Michael Penn. Chris Penn’s latest film, “The Darwin Awards,” was scheduled to premiere today at the Sundance Film Festival. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more