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Glenn Quinn - Findadeath.com Biography

mardi 16 août 2005, par Webmaster

Glenn Quinn

Ireland born Glenn was Mark on Roseanne, and played Doyle on Angel as well as other roles.

Glenn was also the co owner/silent partner of a club called Goldfinger’s which is just a couple of doors down from the PLA BOY liquor store in a particularly grubby area of Hollywood, mentioned in the Ed Wood story. Here is the back view of the bar, which I plan to check out soon.

The good folks at www.celebritycollectables.com sent me the autopsy report for this story, thus making it available for us. A fascinating document, and perfect for the death hag on your Christmas list.

Glenn had a booze and drug problem for quite some time. He lost his last job on Angel because of it. It appears that he was on a downward spiral, and according to some sources, he lost the house be bought from his Roseanne money. He was bought out in his night club venture, because he was begging for money from customers, getting in to fights and just being an all around embarrassment. The last straw for Glenn was being kicked out of rehab (Wavelengths in Malibu), for using drugs. This was a few days before he died.

Glenn was living the "transient" lifestyle, staying with friends, and on December 2, 2002, he was staying with his buddy Dwayne in North Hollywood. The apartment was on the ground floor, and Glenn was sleeping on the couch. Glenn and Dwayne spoke around 10pm, when Dwayne went to bed. At some point, Glenn had shot up heroin. Dwayne woke the next morning, saw Glenn sleeping there (he thought) and went out to run some errands. Upon his return around 11am or noon, he took a closer look at Glenn.

I think that the reporter from The Globe put it best when he wrote, “The Irish born actor was proud of his heritage, sporting the tattoo Erin Go Braugh (Ireland Forever) on his right shoulder and one of an Irish harp on this left. But the hunk was a mess - with a chalky drool oozing from his mouth and mismatched socks on his feet - when his cold corpse was found on a couch of a friend’s North Hollywood apartment.”

Dwayne lived in this apartment building in North Hollywood, just a stone’s throw from the glamorous Beverly Garland Hotel. In fact, at the end of the street where Glenn died, there was some lovely flowerage courtesy of The Bev. On a positive note, the coroner deemed the apartment “clean and furnished.” That had to make Dwayne’s mum proud, offsetting the fact that a junkie overdosed on her son’s couch.

Cause of death, Morphine Intoxication. An overdose of heroin. Accidental. Just an FYI, heroin shows up as morphine in autopsies. He was only 32. Autopsy reports are revealing.

Apparently he left behind some financial troubles as well. Michael Fishman, who played D.J. on Roseanne, put out a plea for people to send donations to help cover the funeral costs. Sad considering that Glenn probably made more in a year than most "average" people make in a decade, and he pissed it all away on drugs. He had serious demons.

He was taken to the Luyben Family Mortuary and embalmed. A funeral was held, and Sara Gilbert and Johnny Galecki (Darlene and David on Roseanne) attended. Glenn is buried in Forest Lawn, Cypress - in Orange County.

My pal Kim from GravesRUs sends us these pictures of Glenn’s final resting spot. His original marker was quite modest, but since its been replaced with a more suitable one. Thanks Kim !

For more information on Glenn, you can check out this website.

Trivia : Glenn gave Gwyneth Paltrow her first on screen kiss in a movie called Shout.

Drugs are bad, mmkay ?


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  • > Glenn Quinn - Findadeath.com Biography

    17 août 2005 02:29, par Anonymous
    how sad...sobs... not sure about the accuracy about his losing his job on Angel because of his drug habit though...his reasons for leaving were very vague to say the least...

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  • > Glenn Quinn - Findadeath.com Biography

    17 août 2005 05:59, par Anonymous
    R.I.P. buddy.

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  • > Glenn Quinn - Findadeath.com Biography

    17 août 2005 06:40, par nmcil
    Thank you so much for posting this article - What a sad life story, but I am very glad to learn just a little bit of his life. Loved him on Angel - if there is a better place upon our death here on earth, I sure hope he got there.

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  • > Glenn Quinn - Findadeath.com Biography

    17 août 2005 11:54, par Anonymous
    It’s so sad that he ended up like that - he was so talented. At least he was never forgotten in Angel and will never be forgotten by Angel fans.

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  • > Glenn Quinn - Findadeath.com Biography

    17 août 2005 12:22, par Anonymous
    I agree with all of you it is sad I really liked his character on Angel and have always wondered if he hadn’t passed away if they would have brought him back for an episode. I know his charactered died but this is joss whedon so "dead" doesn’t mean much.

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  • > Glenn Quinn - Findadeath.com Biography

    17 août 2005 13:31, par Kat
    It all very sad - Doyle was a wonderful character he had such warmth and a kind of everyman quality which was rare in the glamous place that was the Buffy/Angel verse. You have to wonder what demons he had that drove him to drugs in the first place. I’m also surprised that there isn’t mention of David Boreanz and Christian Kane attending his funeral or trying to help him out as they were both friends of his and both of them talk about him in the commentary for "You’re Welcome".

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  • > Glenn Quinn - Findadeath.com Biography

    18 août 2005 19:06, par Anonymous
    Am I the only one that finds this in bad taste ? Is it really necessary to air these kind of things and make things that are private and no doubt upsetting to those who loved and were closest to Glenn especially his family very public indeed. Glenn should be allowed to rest in peace - God bless you Glen x

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    • > Glenn Quinn - Findadeath.com Biography 6 septembre 2008 20:15, par Ctykoz
      I totally agree with your opinion. I could not have said it better myself. I hope he found the redemption that he was looking for. I have to say that I have grieved for him quite a bit, as I am sure many people have and feel that this was not necessary. I say God bless you too Glenn and I hope to meet you up in heaven.

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  • > Glenn Quinn - Findadeath.com Biography

    18 août 2005 21:32, par Alyssa
    He was not fired from Angel b/c of his drug problem. Even before Joss gave Glenn the job, he told him Doyle was going to die in the 9th episode. Joss has said that many times b/c of those rumors. Everybody loved Doyle !

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  • > Glenn Quinn - Findadeath.com Biography

    19 août 2005 09:59, par mike

    I certainly did not find this in bad taste, at all. It kindly written, susscinct, but not overly simple.

    I did know what happened. I heard an interview with David Boreanaz (& Jimmy M), where David had added "God rest his soul" after saying his name in response to some question.

    I think spectulating on why he left Angel, would be in bad taste. (The Joss told him before started, after 9 eps...)

    I could speculate, but instead I’ll say, AI was the beiest... The rats were low...It says rats...

    (also, if Dave B had wanted "us" to know about any of this he would said by now, leave him people, eh ?)

    Opps, sorry wanted to echo, the way Doyle went out, the episode "Hero" ; a tribute to the people who were trying to help him. In the name of self-sacrifice, helping family & helpless, plus getting the girl (while she still had the great hair)...

    (any reason other than Joss’s love to kill ’em off)

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  • > Glenn Quinn - Findadeath.com Biography

    21 août 2005 06:37, par Charles of Salisbury, MD
    First of all, one thing I have found about death is that it is the ultimate test of your faith. People with demons are often confused with people who like to have a good time. Help can generally be offered to someone that needs it, but, and I think Morpheus said it best, "I can only show you the door. Your the one who has to walk through it." In saying that Glenn, while your up there.... Fight the good fight, right ! I don’t know a damn thing bout celebs that you can’t read on the internet, but he had to have been one helluva dude.. RIP my friend.

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  • > Glenn Quinn - Findadeath.com Biography

    13 décembre 2005 12:13, par sarah
    he didn’t lose his job on Angel because of it ! how DARE they ! He was originally going to be written out right from the beginning. I miss him so much. Everytime i watch ’Hero’ i cry even more because he died in real life. It just breaks my heart.

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  • > Glenn Quinn - Findadeath.com Biography

    13 décembre 2005 12:16, par Anonymous

    okay, i am FUMING ! how DARE THEY say that about or Glenn.

    “That had to make Dwayne’s mum proud, offsetting the fact that a junkie overdosed on her son’s couch.”

    no way ! they wake glenn, such a talented, kind and funny actor seem like some bum from the street.

    Cause of death, Morphine Intoxication. An overdose of heroin. Accidental. Just an FYI, heroin shows up as morphine in autopsies. He was only 32. Autopsy reports are revealing.

    And the quote “Sad considering that Glenn probably made more in a year than most "average" people make in a decade, and he pissed it all away on drugs.”

    well if i ever find the person that wrote this article, well someone else will be writing their obituary.

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    • > Glenn Quinn - Findadeath.com Biography 12 mars 2009 15:27, par hayley
      I am a mother of 4. I lost my youngest 4 yr old daughter in a hit n run accident almost 5 yrs ago. The DISGUSTING PERSON WHOM WROTE THIS APPALLING ARTICLE ON GLENN QUINN SHOULD HAVE NOT BEEN ALLOWED TO PUBLISH THIS. If I were a close member of glenn quinn’s family I would have sued him and brought him down to his level. How DARE A REPORTER WRITE SUCH HORRIFIC AND UGLY REMARKS ABOUT A HUGE LOSS. Regardless of how he passed !(& ADDICTION IS SO COMMOM/OVERDOSES ESPECIALLY TO THE HIGH STRESS ACTORS FACE.)This doesn’t give a REPORTER OR ANYONE THE RIGHTTO DO THIS ! IF THIS REPORTER HAD A HEART/MANNERS HE WOULDN’T HAVE DRAGGED/SLANDERED SUCH A WONDERFUL ACTOR WHO’S UNTIMELY DEATH IS MORE THAN SAD.WHAT RIGHT DOES HE HAVE TO TEAR A PERSON APART LIKE THAT ? I HOPE THE LAWS CHANGE WHEN IT COMES TO THESE SORTS OF THINGS. I just would like to say that I would hope that glenn quinn’s family knows that alot of people MISS HIM AND COULDN’T EVEN IMAGINE WHAT IT’S LIKE TO LOSE SOMEONE/ESPECIALLY IF IT’S YOUR CHILD AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE. 32 YEARS IS STILL PRETTY YOUNG TO ME. HE WAS MY FAVORITE ON ROSEANNE. REGARDLESS, HE WAS A STAR AND IS MISSED. I LOVE WATCHING HIM ON THE ROSEANNE RE-RUNS. Rest in Peace Glenn. Love you and miss you-a true fan !( lOSING YOUR CHILD IS THE WORST THING A PARENT HAS TO GO THRU-GOD BLESS THE QUINN FAMILY I’LL KEEP SENDING PRAYERS FOR YOU)

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  • > Glenn Quinn - Findadeath.com Biography

    20 mars 2006 02:08, par J2U
    Why do the people with the most hostile entries always sign anonomous ?

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  • Glenn Quinn - Findadeath.com Biography

    28 juillet 2006 03:11, par Anonymous
    This is a mean and cruel article about his death. I find it to be very inappropriate. Please remove this and find one that is not written in this context. Somethings should be kept private ! I hope none of his family ever read this.

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  • Glenn Quinn - Findadeath.com Biography

    12 mars 2009 15:42, par hayley
    TO THE "THING" THAT WROTE THIS ARTICLE THE GLENN QUINN FAMILY SHOULD NOT ONLY SUE/HAVE YOU FIRED BUT- YOU NEED TO APOLOGIZE AND NEVER BE ABLE TO WRITE ANOTHER STORY, IN YOUR "SORRY" DISGUSTING DEGRADING REPORTING LIFE EVER AGAIN. YOU ARE THE REASON YOU MAKE IT HARD FOR PEOPLE THESE DAYS TO UNDERSTAND WHY ANYONE WITH A SOUL, WOULD PUT A PERSON’S REP AND LIFE OUT THERE LIKE THAT. DEGRADING/AND TEARING SOMEONE APART WHOM HAS PASSED ON IS JUST SICK AND PATHETIC. YOUR BEHAVIOR IS UNBELIEVABLE I THINK YOU SHOULD BE FIRED FROM YOUR JOB ! WHAT DO YOU THINK ANOTHER REPORTER IS GONNA WRITE ABOUT YOU WHEN IT’S YOUR OBITUARY READY TO BE PUBLISHED ? IT’S GONNA SUCK 2 B U. REMEMBER " WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND" ANYWAYS- GLENN WE ALL MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU AND YOUR WORK IS SADLY MISSED I STILL LOVE WATCHING YOUR HANDSOME FACE ON THE ROSEANNE RE-RUNS.GOD BLESS THE GLENN QUINN FAMILY.YOU’LL ALWAYS BE IN OUR PRAYERS !

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  • As a young woman of only 28 who has lost too many friends to overdoses people will never understand the force that addiction has over ones life. The never ending need to feel high is all consuming it isnt all about "demons" or failure or lonliness addiction itself takes over a gains control of ur life. Glenn was a wonderful actor but he was also a human and none of us will ever know what it was in him that made him crave this useless drug. We cannot begin to understand what it is in aperson that drives them to the race for a high but i do know as a junkie myself that we never intend to die we just want more. To all those angered by the rawness of an article like this u need to realize that although u may think ur child isn’t using or maybe u know he is but don’t think he will be that one to overdose truth is u don’t know until u walk through that door and find him laying on the couch. articles like this may open the eyes of the next user u never know. Glenn u were a great actor i am sorry that ur life ended in such a harsh reality hope u r as high as u wanna be on the wings of an angel !

    Luv N Hugs, Same Boat Different Angel !

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