When I read the name Richard Jeni and heard that he had died, I didn't know who he was.But the minute I saw his face I recognized him. The role that I remember him best for was the best friend of Jim Carey's character in The Mask. He was a stand up comedian most of his life and did a lot of late night shows.
Richard Jeni apparently committed suicide. Sources say that his girlfriend called 911 and said, "My boyfriend shot himself in the face." Here is the report from ABC Entertainment News. I feel so sorry for her and the family of Richard Jeni. I know what it feels like to lose someone you love to suicide. My prayers are with them. And for Mr. Jeni; I hope you found release from the pain you obviously were searching for.