June 22, 1954 - January 29, 1977
Freddie was the hugely popular co-star of the television program Chico and the Man
On this date in 1977 Freddie killed himself in the Beverly Comstock, now a hotel, on Wilshire Boulevard.
In front of a witness.
"Dusty made a dive for the gun, but Freddie pulled away. Dusty told him to "think about your mother, and your son."
In room 216
Cause of Death - Gunshot wound to the head.
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People under the age of 45 probably don't have a first hand memory of Freddie Prinze in his prime.
Most people over 30 might have a memory of his son Freddie Junior in his prime.
Freddie Prinze's Death Hotel is now a stop on the Dearly Departed Tour