Suffering from the ravages of cancer, Wyatt Knight, 56 year old star of the teen sex comedy, PORKY’S, apparently took his own life. Wyatt Knight had a bone marrow transplant back in 2003, but apparently his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma had returned, where his treatments were putting him in severe pain, both physically and emotionally. Knight had remained friends with his other top PORKY’S costars, all of which were in the 2nd most successful Canadian film of all time. PORKY’S grossed more than $111 million dollars, which was a huge success for a film only costing $4 million to make.
The actor had also played in some other TV roles, including STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, M.A.S.H., THE WALTONS, PROFILER and CHICAGO HOPE, although his role in PORKY’S was his most famous.