Death of Actor Ed Flanders Listed as a Suicide

Associated Press

Ed Flanders, known for his role in the "St. Elsewhere" television show, committed suicide, authorities said Thursday.

Flanders, 60, died Feb. 22 of a gunshot wound to the head at his home in Denny, 280 miles north of San Francisco, authorities said.

The death certificate lists suicide, Trinity County Deputy Coroner William Fischer said.

Initial reports of Flanders' death did not include a cause and his family had asked that details of the death not be disclosed.

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