Charles Rocket, 1949-2005

Categories: Obituary
The body of former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Charles Rocket was found in a field on October 7. The Connecticut state medical examiner has ruled his death a suicide. Rocket, who hosted Weekend Update from 1980-81, is best known for getting kicked off the show for saying "fuck" during a live performance. His subsequent acting career included playing Bruce Willis' brother on "Moonlighting" and Geena Davis' philandering fiance in Earth Girls are Easy. Audiences who caught Sound Unseen's screenings of TV Party, will also recognize Rocket as the guy who played accordion and sang "Wild Thing" on the NYC cable access show.

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