Comedian Richard Jeni Dead of Apparent Suicide
Comedian Richard Jeni has died in an apparent suicide. Police responded to a 911 call from a woman who said "My boyfriend shot himself in the face" and found the comedian in his West Hollywood home.
Jeni, whose real name was Richard John Colangelo, died less than an hour later at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The Los Angeles coroner's office said an autopsy is pending. Jeni's website lists his age as 45, four years younger than coroner's documents show.