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Old 26 October 2016, 04:03 AM
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Default Richard Richcreek, River's Edge actor suicide.

I've heard a story that Richard Richcreek, a high school student who appeared as "Kevin" a nerdy high school student in the movie River's Edge, was so brutally teased about his appearance in the movie that he committed suicide about 6 months after the movie was released. His IMDB page is here:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0724841/
There has been speculation about it on IMDB for years. Anybody have the straight dope?
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Old 26 October 2016, 07:12 PM
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OK, doing a quick search with the IMDb date & place of birth (assuming they are correct) on Ancestry.com, I have come up with this:

Real name, Richard William Wilson (Ancestry lists him with both names and the same birth date).
As of 1993 he was living in Portland under his real name.

Found another page with a different date & place of birth (June 6, 1965, Tujunga, California), where the film was partly shot. Will try again with this info. Nope, that's a dead end; I think that IMDb is correct. And I think he can be found in Portland.

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Old 26 October 2016, 08:00 PM
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He seems to have moved to Southern California in the 1990s. Used the name Rick L. Wilson. Exact same birthdate, history in Oregon, so I'm sure it's him.

Gonna stop stalking, but I think the answer is, no, he didn't commit suicide a year after the movie came out.
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