Porn Star Killer Falls to Death, Samurai Sword in Hand

Stephen Hill, the porn star who played Obama in Palin: Erection '08 and went on a sword-slashing rampage at his workplace, fell 50 feet to his death this morning after an eight-hour police standoff, with scores of photojournalists watching.

Warning: The below news report contains disturbing footage of Hill's death.

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Late last night, Hill scrambled up the side of a cliff with the LAPD, SWAT team, and crisis negotiators at his heels. For eight hours, he threatened to kill himself; negotiators tried to talk him down and members of the media circled the scene from afar. The LA Times' photos show Hill standing at the cliff's apex, samurai sword pointed at his chest. With taser wires extended from his chest, Hill eventually fell to his death. It is unclear whether the taser caused him to fall, or whether he purposefully leapt. It is also unclear whether Hill's sword was same weapon he used to slash three colleagues—one of whom died—at the office of porn distributor Ultima DVD. Ultima had recently fired Hill, who performed under the name Steve Driver. The victim who died, Herbert Hin Wong, had costarred with Hill in pornos, under the name Tom Dong. [LAT]