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Edmund Hill
10-28-2010, 06:08 AM
Sadly, actress Lisa Blount has been found dead: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20101028/people_nm/us_lisablount Such a beautiful woman, I loved her as the ''Death Nurse'' in ''Dead And Buried''. Rest In Peace. :(

John G.
10-28-2010, 09:56 AM
Just watched her in BLIND FURY and Carpenter's PRINCE OF DARKNESS very recently. :(

Mike T
10-28-2010, 10:28 AM
Jeez Louise, 53 isn't that old! I've only got ten years to go on that, and that's way too soon in anyone's books :(

For me, Lisa will be best remembered for An Officer and a Gentleman and...Ruggero Deodato's Cut and Run.

Jonathan H.
10-28-2010, 11:19 AM
RIP, Lisa. I will remember her, like most people, for AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN.

I didn't know until now that she had a production company with her husband, actor Ray McKinnon, and Walton Goggins (Shane from THE SHIELD). They won an Oscar for Best Live Action Short earlier in the decade. McKinnon and Goggins starred with Hal Holbrook in last year's acclaimed THAT EVENING SUN, a movie, which I've been wanting to catch up with for awhile. Sadly, Goggins lost his own wife prematurely (a suicide) several years back.

Pete H
10-28-2010, 11:28 AM
Really beautiful lady, very talented actress. She will be missed.

Troy Howarth
10-28-2010, 02:12 PM
Such a loss... so young... loved her in Prince of Darkness. RIP. :(

Daniel M
10-28-2010, 03:05 PM
Rest In Peace.

A magazine cover from last year...

http://assets.inarkansas.com/802/lisa-blount-june-2009-soire.jpg

Terry Carpenter
10-28-2010, 03:23 PM
R.I.P

This is very sad to hear, she was great in Prince of Darkness and Dead and Buried, not to mention strikingly beautiful...

She also has quite the impressive resume: Dead & Buried, An Officer and a Gentleman, Radioactive Dreams, Cut and Run, Prince of Darkness, Great Balls of Fire!, and Blind Fury.

Ian Z.
10-28-2010, 04:10 PM
Wow. Way too young to go indeed. A total shock.

Though I've seen her in many films, I remember her most from Dead and Buried where she really made an impression.

Jon Houghton
10-28-2010, 04:13 PM
I too only remember her from Dead and Buried. I think I will watch that tonight after work.

Richard Anthony
10-28-2010, 04:43 PM
That is sad news. I have always liked Lisa Blount especially in PRINCE OF DARKNESS and DEAD AND BURIED. That is way too young to go.

Shane K
10-28-2010, 06:57 PM
This comes as a complete shock. Rest in Peace, Lisa.

Daniel M
10-28-2010, 08:18 PM
Who's with me that Marley Shelton's look in PLANET TERROR seemed to be an homage to Lisa's "Nurse Death" persona from D&B?

clinton t
10-28-2010, 08:46 PM
If you haven't seen her husband, Ray McKinnon's, film Chrystal, then do yourself a favor and check it out. Both Blount and Billy Bob Thornton are fabulous as the leads and Mckinnon is great as the ultimate redneck. It's very much in the vain of such contemporary Southern writers as Larry Brown and William Gay. Brutal, yet honest.
RIP Lisa Blount.

Daniel M
10-28-2010, 09:17 PM
^ I loved it. I'm a huge Harry Crews fan, and it had a tone not unlike his work.

Aaron M.
10-28-2010, 11:33 PM
R.I.P. Lisa, loved her in POD and DAB :(

Matthew BB
10-29-2010, 12:18 AM
I once sought out some late-80's sci-fi thing called NIGHTFLYERS on vhs just to see her in it. Otherwise, a movie like that would be the last thing I would want to spend my time watching.

I had no clue about her later successes. And I didn't even know that she played that role in AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMEN, which I've seen. She was tremendous in that. Like many, D&B is where I was first struck by her beauty and presence.

RIP

Wostry Ferenc
10-29-2010, 04:11 AM
So do we know why she died? She was stunning in the 80s and even later she looked great...

Aaron M.
10-29-2010, 02:09 PM
Found this blurb on Extra website : "Authorities do not suspect foul play. The actress' mother told police Lisa had suffered for 17 years from a condition similar to multiple sclerosis and had recently been experiencing neck and back pain."

Jonathan H.
10-29-2010, 02:16 PM
Found this blurb on Extra website : "Authorities do not suspect foul play. The actress' mother told police Lisa had suffered for 17 years from a condition similar to multiple sclerosis and had recently been experiencing neck and back pain."

Apparently, she was injured during the making of a (horror?) film in the early '90s, which developed into a debilitating and very painful condition. Ken Wahl is another actor and "almost a star" of this era who inflicted an on-set injury that developed into a chronic and painful condition. Seems Lisa was found with a lot of pill bottles around her (painkillers?):

http://www.inarkansas.com/article/soiree/222/lisa-blount-getting-back-to-down-home

http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article.aspx?aID=124320.54928.136461&view=all

Daniel M
10-29-2010, 02:32 PM
^ She had also been battling a rare blood disorder called Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP).

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/2010/10/28/2010-10-28_lisa_blount_dies_at_age_of_53_after_17_years_ba ttling_chronic_illness_similar_to.html

clinton t
10-29-2010, 06:30 PM
It's interesting and telling that her character in Chrystal had a broken neck, twenty years earlier, and was in constant pain. I guess that's one of the reason the performance was so on target.

Daniel M.- I think Crews' work is little bit more in the realm of the absurd than Chrystal but I would bet hard earned money that McKinnon is Crews fan.

Pete H
10-29-2010, 08:24 PM
it all really just sucks. just re-watched prince of darkness last night, and she is tremendous as catherine danforth....like she was in everything else.....too young to go, beautiful lady......

Robin Bougie
10-30-2010, 01:49 PM
Sad news, indeed. RIP Lisa. Your fans will miss you.