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‘SNL’ alum Charles Rocket commits suicide

56-year-old comedian once used the big banned swear word on air
/ Source: The Associated Press

Former “Saturday Night Live” comedian Charles Rocket has killed himself.

The Connecticut medical examiner says Rocket slit his throat. His body was found in a field near his home in Canterbury, Connecticut. He was 56.

Rocket was on “SNL” in the 1980-81 season. After a sketch spoofing the “Who Shot J.R.” episode of “Dallas,” Rocket muttered the ultimate swear word.

He was fired soon after that along with other cast members and writers. Ratings for the show were poor.

Rocket’s career wasn’t over, though. He went on to play Bruce Willis’ brother in “Moonlighting,” had a recurring role as Adam in “Touched by an Angel,” played Grossberg in “Max Headroom” and had roles in “Dances With Wolves” and “Dumb and Dumber.”