Rod Lauren

 

 

Age: 67

 

Summary: actor, singer, and murder suspect who had worked mostly in television appearing in single episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. amongst others during the 1960's and whose most notable film is 1963's The Crawling Hand, which achieved latter-day notoriety when it was featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000, and who had a one-hit wonder with the song If I Had a Girl that went to #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1960, but who recently moved back to the United States and was able to successfully fight extradition to the Philippines to face trial for the murder of his wife identified as leading Filipino film actress Nida Blanca after she was found stabbed to death outside a Manila parking lot in November 2001 and became a prime suspect behind the murder-for-hire killing.

 

 

Cause of Death: Suicide by self-defenestration

 

Born: March 20, 1940

 

Died: July 11, 2007

 

Location: Tracy, California