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Comedian Richard Jeni dies of gunshot wound in apparent suicide

Well-known comedian and actor Richard Jeni died of a gunshot wound in an apparent suicide, police said Sunday.

Police found the 45-year-old comedian barely alive after responding to a call Saturday from Jeni's girlfriend.

Police said the caller said, "My boyfriend shot himself in the face."

Jeni died at a nearby hospital. 

In 2004, he was named as one of the 100 greatest standups of all time by Comedy Central.  He also frequently appeared on the "Tonight Show" and had roles in various movies and TV shows. 

TV Guide has called Richard Jeni "flat-out hilarious" and People Magazine has called him "thrilling to watch".

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