Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sad... and slightly ironic?

Actor Christopher Allport (the guy in the middle) died recently in an avalanche in California, according to the Internet Movie Database...

American TV star Christopher Allport has died in an avalanche while snowboarding in California. The 60-year-old actor is the third person to die after a trio of freak avalanches caused by snowstorms ripped through the West Coast of America. The veteran actor, who was a huge fan of skiing, was found near the Mountain High Ski resort in Wrightwood, California. Allport had appeared in many of TV's most popular series, including ER, Felicity and Matlock. In a bizarre twist, the actor had once warned about the dangers of skiing in a newspaper article, saying, "Any excursion into the mountains requires awareness. Have fun, but be careful."

I'll always think of Allport as the sheriff in the better "Jack Frost" (and its sequel), in which, possibly ironically, he battled a killer snowman.

It's probably better known as the actress Shannon Elizabeth's debut film...

Or the one in which she gets raped by a killer snowman. I'm not sure which.

Either way, rest in peace, "X-Files" Agent Willis. May your heaven be clear, and warm.