Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Kutner's suicide on "House"
Fans were stunned Monday night when Kal Penn's character Dr. Kutner was killed off in a suicide. Published reports today reveal that it was Penn who asked out of the show because (and here's the more shocking part) he is going to be associate director in the White House office of public liaison in real life!
Kal Penn will obviously be president someday. We miss Kutner, however.
Fans Can Participate in Special Online Remembrances at fox.com/kutner
FOX has launched a special online memorial at fox.com/kutner to give viewers an opportunity to remember “Dr. Lawrence Kutner” (Kal Penn), whose unexpected suicide occurred on last night’s episode of HOUSE.
Features of the site include a video tribute to Kutner featuring music composed by Hugh Laurie, Kutner’s obituary, messages posted by Princeton Plainsboro coworkers and a link to the Kutner memorial Facebook page. On the Facebook page, fans have the opportunity to leave personal messages remembering the character, view photos, video clips, as well as “grab” his hospital ID to post on social networking sites and their personal blogs.
Additionally, the HOUSE homepage at fox.com/house will have a new look in observance of this somber storyline.
HOUSE supports the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and in conjunction with the show’s support, fans can purchase a “House-ism” t-shirt (with proceeds benefiting NAMI) at housecharitytees.com or nami.org. For information about mental health issues or for more information about NAMI, please visit nami.org.