Canadian Actor, Richard Hong Found Dead in Stroumboulopoulos’ L.A. Home

A Canadian actor has been found murdered at the Hollywood home of TV personality George Stroumboulopoulos while he was away.

Police were called to reports of a burglary at 2.17am on Friday morning at the former CNN host’s home on Milner Road.

LAPD said officer found a male, “apparently victim of a homicide,” at the scene.

KTLA/HandoutRichard Hong
Richard Hong, 41, an actor, was found dead at the scene
APInvestigators stand by the Los Angeles County coroners van after the body of a man was moved into it from a home
LAPD were called to reports of a burglary and found Mr Hong’s body

Mr Hong had injuries suggesting he had been beaten to death, according to reports.

Witnesses saw a black man – described as thin, 5’8,” sporting short hair, and wearing a dark jacket – fleeing the scene, a spokesman said.

Stroumboulopoulos tweeted on Friday afternoon that he was in New York City when the crime occurred at his rental home, and that 41-year old Hong was a “dear friend” of his.

WireImageA man was found dead inside the home of TV personality George Stroumboulopoulos
TV personality George Stroumboulopoulos paid tribute to his “dear friend” Richard Hong

“Many of you have seen the reports of a homicide which occurred early this morning in the home I rent in Los Angeles,” he wrote.

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“I only have a few details but it seems like it was the result of a break in.

“The victim was a dear friend of mine, who was staying at my place while I was away. I am heartbroken.

“I am writing this on a plane en route to Los Angeles from New York, so I can be with my friends there, who are also devastated,” he added.

“There’s so much to say but I’m at a loss for words so just love your people and I will have more to say when we know more about what happened.”

TV and radio personality Stroumboulopoulos is best known as a former VJ for the Canadian music TV channel MuchMusic and host of the CBC Television show “George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.”

He also hosted a short-lived, hour-long CNN talk series called “Stroumboulopoulos” in 2013.


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