Mark Ruffalo’s brother shot himself playing Russian Roulette

December 10th, 2008 // 53 Comments

Mark Ruffalo’s brother Scott reportedly died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The two suspects in the case, Brian Scofield and Shaha Mishaal Adham, were cleared by police after presenting evidence that Scott Ruffalo was playing Russian Roulette on Dec. 1, according to Adham’s attorney Ronald Richards. The AP reports:

“This was an accidental shooting by someone that plays with guns,” Richards said. He credited police with being “more than impartial with the facts.”
Richards said Adham, a friend of Scott Ruffalo’s, had gone to the hairdresser’s condo to retrieve keys to her sport utility vehicle, then fled the scene.
“A series of wrong decisions starting with her not staying at the scene of the shooting caused an incredible chain reaction of stupidity and bad luck,” Richards said. He said she received poor legal advice from other attorneys before her surrender.
Richards said no charges would be pursued against Adham. A police sergeant said more information would be released Wednesday.

Scott died yesterday at a Los Angeles Hospital. Mark issued the following statement: “Mark Ruffalo and his family deeply appreciate the outpouring of prayers and support during this most difficult time of the passing of Scott Ruffalo, beloved son, brother and husband.”

Photo: WENN

  1. Steve

    Who cares about this?

    No one.

  2. Victoria

    Wow. That’s tough news.

  3. FRIST!!!

    Why can’t Obomma play Russian Roullete and lose…..?

  4. Bob

    Wow, talk about bad luck… oh wait… he put a loaded gun to his head, pulled the trigger… nope… just plain stupidity. I really feel bad for his family. They should not have to go thru this mess.

  5. Joe Mahma

    What a moron.

  6. bart

    people still play that game?

  7. Randal

    I just wanted to let you all know that I have been rather busy lately, and have not been able to post comments on this site.

    I have recently had some major changes in my life and cannot maintain the comments you all know and love.

    I would like to thank people like FRIST!!!, Jimbo, Rough Daddy etc. for standing by me through the weeks.

    I will miss you all!


  8. Portugal

    Some americans are really stupid!
    Greetings from Portugal!

  9. A-Money

    I can’t believe people actually “play” Russian Roulette. I mean, is there ever a winner?

  10. Borat

    Russian Roulette with Glock is very hard to win.

  11. Too bad it was Scott Ruffalo instead of Rough Douchalo!

  12. Cartman

    I wonder what they call Russian Roulette in Russia?

    Probably just Roulette.

  13. Danklin24

    Why couldnt this be FRIST!! instead of Scott? Did Mark actually refer to himself in the third person in that last paragraph?

  14. grobpilot

    Dumb fuck. Hopefully, he didn’t produce any kids who’ll turn out that fucking stupid.

  15. p0nk

    was he dating Mary Kate Olsen?


    Your posts are like the rainbows after the storm, the purple unicorns amidst a field of kittens, and the beautiful woman i took home last night making me breakfast in the morning. Know that you will be deeply missed during this hiatus. Be well my friend,


  16. Ted Kennedy's Tumor

    Randal, What ever you are going through, best of luck. I will miss your comments.

  17. Backwoodbitch? while you were writing this! did you have the classic willie nelson song “you are always on my mind” playing in the background?

  18. Jrz

    Who the fuck plays Russian Roulette? I mean…it’s so…..Deer Hunter.

  19. Lx

    Darwin award FTW!

  20. Ah, I see. So it’s not suicide if you put a loaded gun to your head and pull the trigger…as long as your just playing!

  21. Dead Pedro from Real World

    Goodbye Randal, you’re an inspiration to all the butt-pirates and future pillowbiters on this site.

  22. Bickus Dickus

    I always thought Mark Ruffalo was a good actor for a downs baby, there should be more actors who are mentally disabled or “slow” in movies today.

  23. Jrz

    Hey James…you’ll find the best selection of hollow points and Glocks with which to play Russian Roulette at http://www.STOP YOUR FUCKING SPAMMING YOU FUCKING KNUCKLE-DRAGGING

  24. I’d like to blast Megan Fox in the face, but I digress…

  25. Jrz

    God I love Fabio Cannavaro.
    Oop! I digress…..
    Hello, Elliot.

  26. pems

    this whole thing is retarded… she’s the age of legal consent… her father should be ecstatic that she waited that long before losing her virginity… high-five Lizzy! If anything he’s prob just wants her to come home to congratulate her by throwing her a surprise party… he even gave her permission to use his credit card for a taxi so that he can pop out of the cake when she arrives!

  27. pems

    oops… wrong post… good thing nobody reads these things ;)

    mark i’m sorry for your loss…

  28. ummm...yeah

    Randal…I sincerly hope you are going off to end it…why don’t you play Russian Roulette also…I hear you can have a “blast”.
    That guy was murdered pure and simple.

  29. Hola J to the r to the z…

    Ever leave your home town for a few years then marvel not only at how much it’s changed, but how it used to be better?

    And Ruffalo sound like $3 wine… burgundy, I assume, with light tanins, a hint of cherry blossoms, and some skull fragments…

  30. Andie

    Some people in my town were ‘playing’ this game (with NO bullets in the gun) and smoking crack all night. One of the losers put a bullet in the gun when no one was looking and didn’t tell anyone.

    One of his buddies shot himself in the head and died. In front of everyone. None of them (except the ass hole that loaded it) knew the gun was even loaded.

    Yeah, the guy that loaded the gun is in prison now for murder.

  31. Frank Lucas' Bitch

    Chuck Norris played Russian Roulette with a loaded gun and won.

  32. Jrz

    The 2008 Ruffalo has too much of a metallic/lead aftertaste

  33. Lala

    I’m really happy for Shaha. I haven’t spoken to her since we were in treatment together in Utah (they already said it on the news so it’s no secret), but she was a really sweet girl. One time when we were talking to a member of our team about her promiscuity, and she wasn’t taking it seriously, Shaha got all upset and shouted, “Kissing is SEX!”
    Oh Island View, how silly you were. I still have nightmares about that place.

  34. Eva


    NOOOOOOO!!! Say it ain’t so! Just come back and post whenever you’re ready. You’re making it appear as though you’ll never post here again. Best of luck.

  35. jennyjenjen


    Good luck! What a blow, you are one of the reasons I stay on this site..

  36. jennyjenjen


    Good luck! What a blow, you are one of the reasons I stay on this site..

  37. el ces

    …and Russian Roulette?
    More likely a SUICIDE…the family is trying to preserve their image.

    Which is probaby what caused this in the first place.

  38. Lux

    agree with #4… I feel sorry for the family but I won’t cry over some Darwin award winner.

  39. Wow, that is really sad, but what kind of idiot plays Russian Roullette? I mean unless you are suicidal.

    BTW #3 not me, I voted for Obama, plus I know how to fucking spell..

  40. Ok, maybe I can’t spell Roulette, but that’s it..

  41. Doggy Style


  42. lol I dont believe thats the real randal # 7 btw most people are having a downturn,,,but SF is a little escape!

  43. Chauncey Gardner

    This is not that surprising. Every time I’ve seen Mark Ruffalo in an interview, he acts so stoned and unaware of his surroundings that I’d be stunned if his family WASN’T a freak show. This certainly qualifies.

  44. Gregorio

    Vincent D’Onofrio’s brother committed suicide?

  45. juicy

    Brave guy. But I think you should have a rest and take care of yourself. You may not know you have many fans on === === where thousands of hot cougars and sexy singles often hang out and mingle there.

  46. greg

    what is wrong with you people? a man has just lost his brother in a tragic accident, it is not something to joke about. most of us have family you wouldnt want someone joking about the death of your loved one. well you gotta be pretty mental if you do.

  47. Beer Baron

    RIP Buff Ruffalo

  48. F-Obama

    ya, I heard Billy Jo Jim Bob fucked another cow too. So what, Who the fuck is this guy and why do we care that he has a retarded brother?

  49. b

    I wish bob corker and his family all play that game this christmas.

  50. Keithypoo

    the wrong brother died…..just sayin

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