Mark Ruffalo’s brother’s death ruled a homicide

December 18th, 2008 // 37 Comments

Mark Ruffalo’s brother Scott did NOT die playing Russian Roulette. According to a statement from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s, his death is being ruled a homicide. The AP reports:

Coroner’s spokesman Craig Harvey says an autopsy determined that someone shot 39-year-old Scott M. Ruffalo in the head. He was found with a gunshot wound early Dec. 1 and died a week later at a hospital after being released from life support.
Police do not have any suspects in custody and had not been notified of the coroner’s determination by Wednesday evening, Sgt. Michael Publicker said. He said the agency had no further statements on the case.

Fantastic stuff here. Nothing like being told your brother killed himself playing Russian Roulette only to find out “Just kidding!” Someone shot him and the police stopped looking for suspects a week ago. To make things up to Mark Ruffalo, I hear the cops are going to back over his wife with a patrol car – then give him a parking ticket. Fa la la la la!

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  1. bee

    Who the fuck plays russian roulette with a shotgun anyway???

  2. Sheva

    Were there witnesses with this poor guy that night? I vaguely recall seeing a report of some woman talking away and saying nothing.

    Sympathy to the family. This is horrible and sadly even more so at Christmas.

  3. Pap Smear

    murdered? ha, what a loser

  4. Pap Smear

    murdered? ha, what a loser

  5. :(

    That’s really sad…in other news First!

  6. :(

    That always happens to me, fifth..:(

  7. Chas

    Thats Ruff-alo

  8. mimi

    This does not interest me in the least I could care less.

  9. Obama the Messiah

    The differance between the LA County Coroner / LAPD and the Boy Scouts is…that the Boy Scouts have adult supervision.

    LAPD counldn’t catch a cold if they had to.

  10. JJ

    Who is Mark Ruffalo?

  11. Sgt. Michael Pubelicker… HA HA HA

  12. jen

    # 8, How could you!

  13. I with Meems (just not in the biblical sense)… not interested… but I will say that orange wrist band clashes with that tux…

  14. Blah

    Thats pretty tasteless, fish. Usually you’re all “My condolences to the family” serious when something happens to a celeb. What, is Mark Ruffalo not famous enough to be worthy of that respect? Lame.

  15. Monkey's Bone

    Who the hell is Mark Ruffalo ?
    For THAT freaking matter, who the hell is “Scott Ruffalo?”

    Meh – Semi celebritards…Explains a lot I guess

  16. Jesca

    Yeah, who is this loser that actually stars in some good movies.. why would anyone bother knowing who he is? Zodiac, Collateral, The Brothers Bloom, What Doesn’t Kill You, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.. who would have ever heard of or seen any of these movies?!

    Guess he’ll need to guest star on the hills so you guys will considering him a “real” celebrity.

    Stupid 16 year olds.

  17. testing

    I hate retards like the commenters who say “who is mark ruffalo” you ate on the internet, it takes more time to type that than wikipedia his name. He has been in a ton of high profile movies like Eternal Sunshine and Zodiac, he has been in multiple films that had Osacar nominations, but I guess with out being on the hills you morons don’t know who anybody is

  18. jrz

    Where did they even get the Russian Roulette theory anyhow?

    Police: We’ve asked you to come to the precinct to ask you about the shooting of Whathisname…..we think you did it.

    Shooter: ME? *nervous laugh* No, I didn’t shoot him. Uh…..I was there….but….we….were playing Cops and Rob….uh…..Russian Roulette….yeah….Russian Roulette…and he shot himself.

    Police: Oh. Okay. You’re free to go.

  19. Truth doctor

    Too bad, if the RR story held up, he might have been an hero.

    http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/Anhero

  20. Chris

    Gotta be somebody related to Jennifer Hudson.

  21. Vince Lombardi

    LAPD is not connected with the coroner. The coroner is a branch of the LA County Sheriff.

    Since LAPD treated this originally has a homicide and arrested a suspect, they can simply pick up where they left off.

    I’ll be curious to see what the coroner found that led to the finding. My guess? No gunshot residue on the victim’s hand. Big oops on the part of the killer when you’re staging a suicide.

  22. JJ

    “Guess he’ll need to guest star on the hills so you guys will considering him a “real” celebrity.”

    What are “the hills?”

  23. JJ

    “I hate retards like the commenters who say “who is mark ruffalo” you ate on the internet”

    I didn’t eat the internet.

  24. I’m really sorry for this guy, whether his brother was murdered or was playing some dumb game, he’s DEAD and wtf? My own son, when he was 11, accidently hung himself while playing in his bedroom. Was he playing a game? Was it suicide? Was it really just a tragic accident? We’re never going to know until we reach the Great Beyond. My heart-felt condolences to Mark Ruffalo and family. (and yeah, I never heard of the guy before now…)

  25. I’m really sorry for this guy, whether his brother was murdered or was playing some dumb game, he’s DEAD and wtf? My own son, when he was 11, accidently hung himself while playing in his bedroom. Was he playing a game? Was it suicide? Was it really just a tragic accident? We’re never going to know until we reach the Great Beyond. My heart-felt condolences to Mark Ruffalo and family. (and yeah, I never heard of the guy before now…)

  26. I’m really sorry for this guy, whether his brother was murdered or was playing some dumb game, he’s DEAD and wtf? My own son, when he was 11, accidently hung himself while playing in his bedroom. Was he playing a game? Was it suicide? Was it really just a tragic accident? We’re never going to know until we reach the Great Beyond. My heart-felt condolences to Mark Ruffalo and family. (and yeah, I never heard of the guy before now…)

  27. Sorry for the st-st-stutter…

  28. Homicide is a blanket term for all death not of natural causes.

    Homicide investigators investigate all death not obviously of natural causes (such as heart attacks or strokes), in order to determine the cause of the death.

    So suicide is homicide, as is death in self defence, death by criminal negligence, death by misadventure, etc.

    So your headline should more correctly read: Mark Ruffalo’s brother’s death ruled a murder

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  31. pojojuniper

    @29… Yeah, I like to sing up and have a dating too with my faverite. Especially when I have interest to lovers.

    What a moron.

  32. Chauncey Gardner

    I hear the real prime suspect is Wild Bill Hickok. The police became suspicious when they found a bullet casing that matches the kind he uses in his ruffalo gun.

  33. KoT

    Who gives a fuck?

  34. Nicole

    While its sad that someone was murdered its no more sad because he was related to an actor. How many other people have been murdered since his death? Do you see their deaths getting this kind of attention? Its ridiculous.

    As for the Ruffalo family… I know from personal experience that their father Frank Ruffalo is an asshole who screws people over on a regular basis. I had him as a landlord and on the day I was leaving Wisconsin, truck packed, house immaculately cleaned two children in tow he flat out refused to pay me my security deposit back. Stood there and smirked at me and said “you can always take me to small claims court”. He knew that I had the truck for a limited time to get to CA and that I had nowhere to stay and that I’d have to stay in Wisconsin to file a claim against him. Total asshole to screw a single mother of two. And this was after coming by the house repeatedly that day telling me was going to give me the deposit back when it was clean.

    Karma is a bitch and I’m sure he will get his but I nearly choked watching a clip of Mark Ruffalo’s interview on Inside the Actor’s Studio when he was going on and on about how great his father is and what a compassionate person. Bullshit!

  35. I commenters who say “mark” Ruffalo retards like you who hate on the Internet is eaten, it follows from that Wikipedia takes more time to his name. That high-profile films like Eternal Sunshine and Zodiac has been in a ton, he had been in several films Osacar nomination, but I Being out on the hills with you morons do not know who looks

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