Wyatt Knight

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Wyatt Knight
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Wyatt Knight portraying Tommy Turner. As seen in the movie Porky's II: The Next Day.
Born (1955-01-20)January 20, 1955
Died October 25, 2011(2011-10-25) (aged 56)
Maui, Hawaii
Years active 1979–2010

Wyatt Knight (January 20, 1955 – October 25, 2011) was an American actor, best known for his role as Tommy Turner in the Porky's trilogy.

Career[edit]

In addition to his work in the Porkys films, Knight made guest appearances on numerous TV shows including The Waltons, M*A*S*H, Family Ties, Profiler, Chicago Hope and Star Trek: The Next Generation. His final TV appearance came in 2010 on the show Crafty.[1]

Death[edit]

According to Knight's wife Silvina in an interview given to entertainment news website TheWrap, he had a bone marrow transplant for advanced non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2003.[2] However intense cancer treatment including radiation, left him, in the words of his wife "in physical and emotional pain."[citation needed] On October 26, 2011 Wyatt Knight's body was discovered in a remote area on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Knight was a resident of Los Angeles, California but had recently been staying at a house on Maui.[3] According to the Associated Press, autopsy results indicated Knight died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.[4][5] In addition to his wife, Knight was survived by two children from a previous marriage.[6]

Wyatt Knight was friends with Porky's co-stars Dan Monahan, Tony Ganios, Roger Wilson and Cyril O'Reilly.[citation needed]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Wife of Porky's star Wyatt Knight claims he took his own life". Daily Mail. 2011-11-03. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  2. ^ "Porky's Star Wyatt Knight Commits Suicide". Reuters News online. 2011-11-03. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  3. ^ "Wife of Porky's star Wyatt Knight claims he took his own life". Daily Mail. 2011-11-03. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  4. ^ "Porky's Star Wyatt Knight Found Dead in Hawaii of Apparent Suicide". E! Online. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  5. ^ "Passings:Wyatt Knight". Los Angeles Times. 2011-11-05. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  6. ^ "Passings:Wyatt Knight". Los Angeles Times. 2011-11-05. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 

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