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October 14, 1969
David Gordon Strickland Jr. was an American actor, best known for
his role as the boyish rock music reporter Todd Stites in the NBC sitcom
Suddenly Susan (starring Brooke Shields).
His earlier TV roles during the 1990s included Dave's World, Roseanne,
Sister, Sister, and Mad About You. He also co-starred in
the film Forces of Nature (starring Ben Affleck and Sandra
Bullock), which had just opened in U.S. cinemas at the time of his
Death: March 22, 1999 (age 29)
Strickland suffered from bipolar disorder and had a history of drug
and alcohol abuse. He was arrested in October 1998 for the possession of
cocaine, pleaded no contest in December and was sentenced to 36 months
probation and ordered into rehabilitation. He was due in court on the
day of his death for a progress report.
Strickland checked in to the Oasis Motel in Las Vegas during the
early hours of March 22, 1999. He consumed several bottles of beer and
then hanged himself with a bed sheet over the ceiling beam. His body was
discovered by a maid. He left no note, and evidence of drugs was found
in the room.
Where are they buried?
- Rose Hills Memorial Park , Whittier, California
- Hollywood Forever , Hollywood, California
- Cremated, ashes given to family or friend