Wyatt Knight

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Wyatt Knight

Wyatt Knight portraying Tommy Turner. As seen in the movie Porky's II: The Next Day.
Born(1955-01-20)January 20, 1955
DiedOctober 25, 2011(2011-10-25) (aged 56)
Maui, Hawaii
Years active1979–2010
 
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Wyatt Knight

Wyatt Knight portraying Tommy Turner. As seen in the movie Porky's II: The Next Day.
Born(1955-01-20)January 20, 1955
DiedOctober 25, 2011(2011-10-25) (aged 56)
Maui, Hawaii
Years active1979–2010

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.

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Career

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

Death

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]

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