Hollywood Boulevard is in mourning for a lost superhero after the death of a man known as the Hollywood Superman who visits the tourist attraction on the Walk of Fame.
Christopher Dennis, 52, has been a fixture on the Walk of Fame for more than 25 years, posing for photos of the numerous tourists clashing around the crowded sidewalk between the Hollywood and Highland Mall and TCL Chinese Theater.
He has also appeared several times in The Jimmy Kimmel Live! show and was the star of documentation for his life, Kid: The Adventures of Hollywood Superman. He is also featured as one of the stars of the 2007 documentary Confessions of a Superhero that chronicles the lives of four characters who regularly worked on the sidewalk on Hollywood Boulevard.
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Dennis, who was homeless, died in a donation basket in Van Nuys on Saturday. No foul play is suspected and police believe he was looking for something to wear.
The actor, who looks a lot like the actor in the movie Superman, Christopher Reeve, was severely injured on hold a few years ago and robbed of his suit and nose. The clothing was set on fire, leaving him with no means of earning his living. Soon she became homeless.
“Chris was a nice guy who appeared on our show many times and was liked by everyone on Jimmy Kimmel Live. We will miss you, ”said host Jimmy Kimmel.
"He was wholehearted. Just a joyful kind of boyish mentality and he would do anything to help you, "says Robert Folk, executive producer of The Kid.
The Superman Museum in Metropolis, Illinois, which has over 70,000 Superman memorabilia, published a statement on Facebook:
"We want to take a moment to extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and fans of Christopher Dennis, better known as the Hollywood Superman … Many years ago, he married the love of his life here in Metropolis before status Superman's flock … Chris had a love for Superman and an unusual resemblance to Christopher Reeve … Chris has had many struggles and ups and downs over the years. We hope he is at peace now. And we pray for the comfort of those who loved him and cared for him. "
The coroner did not determine the cause of Dennis' death.