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Published: Mar 10, 2007
Richard Jeni Dead: Comedian Found Shot, Self Inflicted?
by Jack Ryan


Richard Jeni, one of Comedy Central's Top 100 Comedians of All Time, is dead.  According to police, Jeni was found dead presumably from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Saturday, March 10, 2007.  A loaded gun was reportedly found next to his body. 

His website, richardjeni.com, has gone dark (except for a grayed-out logo) and the story is still developing. 

Update: Richard Jeni, Stand-Up Comedian, Commits Suicide At 49

The word being whispered -- among more than one party close to the deceased -- throughout the comedy grapevine is that Richard Jeni simply chose to end his life. 

Autopsy results are expected soon.

Richard Jeni was an American stand-up comedian.  He was raised in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York.

In 2004, Jeni was named number 57 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest standups of all time.  Jeni was a graduate of Hunter College, where he majored in political science.

Our condolences go out to Richard's friends and family.

Update: Richard Jeni, Stand-Up Comedian, Commits Suicide At 49

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