A makeup artist nominated for an Oscar for her work in “Forrest Gump” shot her husband and killed herself in their home, authorities said Wednesday.
Hallie D’Amore, 64, and her 65-year-old photographer husband, Richard, were found dead Friday by co-workers who were concerned when she failed to show up for work, police Detective Mike DePasquale said.
There was no sign of a struggle or forced entry, and a gun was found, authorities said. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office has ruled the deaths a murder-suicide.
“They’d been having marital problems,” he said. “That’s what the neighbors and family were telling us – and maybe monetary problems that created stress.”
The couple recently celebrated their 22nd anniversary.
This kind of thing seems like it’s becoming more and more common. I’ll never understand the person that takes you out and then takes him/herself out right behind you. What is that, anyway? Some twisted game of “first one to the other side wins“?
And she did this after 22 years of marriage. You’d think they’d have worked the kinks out after all that time. I guess this was unkinkable, so she worked it out herself.