Eminem’s ”8 Mile” Co-star Found Hanged In L.A.
In an apparent suicide just one day before Thanksgiving, 8 Mile actor Deâ€™Angelo Wilson, 29, was found hung in a back room of a local business in Los Angeles. The aspiring actor who was found dead after apparently hanging himself on November 26th, was known for his role as Eminemâ€™s friend “DJ Izm” in the hip hop movie 8 Mile.
Those who knew the actor have spoken up and expressed their respects.
“He was a good guy, a fun guy, a great guy to be around,” stated the real-life Antwone Fisher, who the movie Antwone Fisher starring Derek Luke and Denzel Washington was based off of. “It’s just really hard to understand.”
Wilson’s 8 Mile co-star and friend Omar Benson Miller’s reaction was also in the news. “Itâ€™s a tragedy,” Miller told XXL Magazine. “He was a very positive individual, always trying to make better of his childhood.”
The actor who reportedly hadn’t worked in over two years, was also a local hero in his native city of Dayton, Ohio with keys to the city and a day tributed to his name.
According to sources, a memorial service is being arranged by Denzel Washingtonâ€™s production company, Mundy Lane Entertainment.