Charles Rocket RIP

I got the sad news today that Charles Rocket committed suicide. He’s perhaps best known for his short stint on SNL, where he got booted for using an obscenity on live tv. I worked with him on the ill-fated ABC’s series  MURPHY’S LAW, starring George Segal as an insurance investigator. Rocket turned a one-shot  guest-star appearance as Murphy’s scheming rival,  in an episode that Bill & I wrote, into a regular role. He was the best thing about the series and we loved writing for him…as did everyone else on staff.  It’s a shame his career never took off the way it should have– he was a very talented man (he even did a dramatic role in DANCES WITH WOLVES).

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