Died: 3/22/99 (29)
Cause of Death: Suicide
Notable Work: Suddenly Susan (TV series)
Strickland found success on the sitcom Suddenly Susan, a Brooke Shields vehicle that aired on NBC for four years, and was reportedly always an easy-going presence on set. Couple that with his recent romance with everyone's dream girl Tiffani Thiessen, and a potential big-screen breakthrough with a role in Sandra Bullock's Forces of Nature, and it's easy to understand why those close to him were shocked when he committed suicide in a Las Vegas motel. Despite his projected carefree attitude, coroners discovered signs that this was not the first attempt, and co-stars confessed he battled a history of alcohol and drug abuse.