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In perhaps the shortest Hollywood obit we've ever seen, the AP reports that Chris Penn has died:

SANTA MONICA - Actor Chris Penn died in Santa Monica. The brother of Sean Penn was 43.

No details on the cause of death, not even a cursory nod to his IMDb profile...odd. We'll post the details when they become available.

UPDATE: The original AP story has changed and been updated (here's another link), and the KABC website has apparently changed the story from the AP to their own.