Eddie Rouse Of ‘Pineapple Express’ Dies From Liver Failure

Tracey Parece - Author

Dec. 10 2014, Updated 6:23 a.m. ET

Eddie Rouse of Pineapple Express has died from liver failure. The seasoned actor passed away at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles on December 7, 2014, according to Stephen Spacek, his manager. As the Hollywood Reporter noted, Eddie’s other memorable roles include characters in the biographical crime film American Gangster, psychological thriller film The Number 23 and Pandorum, a post-apocalyptic science fiction film.

After graduating from Olney High School, Rouse’s lengthy career began with Philadelphia’s Bushfire Theatre of the Performing Arts, where Rouse met Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green.

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In addition to his role as “Lance – Thug #5” in Pineapple Express, Eddie Rouse will be remembered as a talented character actor, feature writer, director, producer and cinematographer whose acting credits include a handful of projects that are currently in post production. He was also involved with the HBO series Westworld, which is currently filming. Rouse was supposed to fill the role of Native American Kisecawchuck, aka”Kissy,” in the series, which is supposed to premiere sometime next year.

According to THR, Rouse has reportedly already filmed his scenes for the pilot episode of season one of Westworld, which is a science fiction series set in a futuristic amusement park where robots help simulate ancient Rome, the Wild West and other turbulent times throughout history. When the park experiences technical difficulties following a computer breakdown, two park guests wind up stalked by a robot who thinks its a cowboy gunslinger, according to plot summaries found on IMDb. Westworld is a remake of a 1970s sci-fi flick written by original Jurassic Park screenwriter Michael Crichton.

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As previously reported by the Inquisitr, actress Misty Upham died earlier this year, and the cause of her death has finally been revealed. The Native American actress perished from blunt-force injuries to her head and torso when she plummeted down to the bottom of a 150-foot embankment near the White River in Auburn. She had been missing for more than a week before her lifeless body was found by a family member. At the time of her initial disappearance, family members reported that the actress had been suicidal. However, her death has not officially been ruled a suicide, and her father has since denied the rumors that she took her own life. Auburn police do not suspect foul play in the tragedy, but details surrounding the fatal incident remain unclear.

Eddie Rouse died at 60-years-old and left behind two children; a son and a daughter.

[Image via IMDb]


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