Paranormal Activity actor dies at 48

Actor Stephen Dunham died on his birthday at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank just days after he had a heart attack at home. He was 48. He leaves behind his wife of seven years, actress Alexondra Lee, whom he met on the set of the 1999 ABC sitcom Oh, Grow Up, on which he played a regular starring role as college student Hunter Franklin. The two play husband and wife in the upcoming Paranormal Activity 4. Dunham also played Dr. Paul Chamberlain in the feature film Monster-in-Law starring Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez, as well as playing recurring roles in television series such as WB’s What I Like About You starring Amanda Bynes and Jennie Garth and NBC’s 2000-2001 sitcom DAG. He also played small roles in The Mummy (1999), Traffic (2000), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Anger Management (2003), Get Smart (2008) and most recently he played the character Six in Savages (2012). Stephen is also survived by his parents, Fredrick and Sandra, and siblings Rick and Pam.

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  1. Amanda • September 20, 2012 @ 9:28 AM

    48? That’s way too young. There must be a history of heart problems in his family….

  2. Bev • September 20, 2012 @ 9:45 AM

    My sister had a heart attack when she was only 45. Thank god she pulled through it but I think it’s because we eat a lot of crap in this country and don’t take care of our health. Very unfortunately but it seems like it’s becoming more and more common these days

  3. Serena • September 20, 2012 @ 1:41 PM

    So sad to loose someone soo young, my prayers go out to his family and friends.

  4. Cathy • September 20, 2012 @ 5:43 PM

    Its really sad. He’s so young. I had a heart attack at 57 and pulled through it. It’s true. There is a lot of crap food out there and maybe someone with a hectic schedule has no choice. Lifestyle changes have to be made by everyone out there. So sad for his family.

  5. C-Dub • September 20, 2012 @ 7:49 PM

    Good lookin and people who aren’t obese can die too. Check yourselves out. You can be thin and think you’re fine but if you don’t get your check ups and eat right and excersize then this can happen to you.
    Poor family.

  6. Roseanne Johnson • September 20, 2012 @ 8:39 PM

    My Condolences to the family.

  7. Rob • September 20, 2012 @ 9:08 PM

    So very sad. My deepest condolences to his family.

  8. Rosetta Pappano • September 21, 2012 @ 3:14 PM

    I just came from my uncles funeral he was 81 and died of a heart attack. I have lost all my uncles including my father they died of heart attacks. My sympothies going out the family and friends of Stephen and all we can do is move with the help of family and friends

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