Monday, December 08, 2008


Okay this is just sad. According to, actor De'Angelo Wilson (8-Mile, Antwone Fisher) was found dead a little over two weeks ago in what is an apparent suicide. Wilson hung himself a day before Thanksgiving in the back room of a Los Angeles business. It took police a week to locate his next of kin. Once located, his mother disclosed that she didn't have the funds to bring Wilson's body back to his native Dayton, OH and a group of his friends - including the real Antwone Fisher stepped in to help out.

De'Angelo survived poverty and growing up in foster homes to become an actor. However, he hadn't worked since '06 and his mother Debra says that he grew depressed and was "down pretty low."

I don't know if y'all remember but De'Angelo was on a season of the Bravo reality show "The It Factor" a few years back that followed actors who were on the verge through their journey into Hollywood. This is truly another sad and tragic death. My condolences to the family and friends of De'Angelo.