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Rest in Peace, Longtime Fan and Hollywood Boulevard Superman

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Rest in Peace, Hollywood Boulevard Superman

HOLLYWOOD (Los Angeles Magazine) — Christopher Dennis, known as the Hollywood Boulevard Superman, died on Saturday at the age of 52.

For a quarter century, the mega-fan made a living posing for photos with tourists as the Man of Steel, his favorite comic book character. He was the first costumed superhero on Hollywood Boulevard, collecting tips on and off since 1994.

His notoriety earned him a few cameos in movies and music videos and recurring appearances on The Jimmy Kimmel Show. Back in what he called his “glory days,” the suit helped him earn him a good living. He had an apartment nearby decorated with his massive collection of vintage Superman memorabilia. “A couple of months ago I brought in $914 in one day,” he told us in 2006.

Competition between the costumed characters sometimes […]

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Video Shows LASD Detective Leist Before She Was Fatally Struck

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LOS ANGELES (FOX 5) – LA County Sheriff’s Detective Amber Leist was killed after helping an elderly woman cross the street. FOX 11 reporter Gina Silva reports from Valley Village where people are remembering a deputy committed to helping others.

New surveillance video was released Monday that captured the moment an off-duty detective with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department helped an elderly woman cross the street just seconds before she was struck and killed in Valley Village over the weekend.

Det. Amber Joy Leist, 41, was a mother of two and a 12-year veteran with […]

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Law Enforcement Agencies Pay Respect to Fallen LA Detective

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LOS ANGELES (Fox LA) – The body of sheriff’s Detective Amber Leist, who was struck by a vehicle after helping a woman cross a Valley Village Street, was carried in a solemn procession Wednesday from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office to a mortuary in Covina, escorted by dozens of law enforcement vehicles.

The procession began near downtown Los Angeles shortly after 11 a.m. and arrived about an hour later at Malinow and Silverman Mortuary at 578 E. San Bernardino Road. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

The hearse carrying Leist’s body passed under an American flag hanging from a […]

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Homeless, High on Meth, Hollywood Superman Suffocated in Donation Bin

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Hollywood Blvd. Superman Suffocated To Death While High on Meth

HOLLYWOOD (TMZ) — Christopher Dennis — a street performer known for portraying Superman on Hollywood Blvd. for more than 25 years — died from a lack of oxygen after crawling into a clothing donation bin while high on drugs.

The Man of Steel impersonator suffocated to death as a result of blunt force trauma to his head and neck … this according to the L.A. County Coroner’s Office. The Coroner’s report also cites methamphetamine toxicity as a significant factor in his death.

Christopher suffered the fatal injuries after being partially entrapped within a metal box used for donating clothes, according to the Coroner’s Office, which ruled his death accidental.

As we reported … Christopher — who was homeless — died back in November when his lifeless body was discovered lying headfirst in the donation bin. Investigators believed he was attempting to gather clothes for himself.

Christopher entertained folks in Hollywood for over two decades by dressing up as Superman … he also starred in the documentary “Confessions of a Superhero,” and made multiple appearances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

He was 52.

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