Christopher Dennis, identified for performing as Superman on Hollywood Boulevard, died Saturday within the San Fernando Valley at the age of 52. His reason behind dying is at present unknown.
The Tremendous Museum, a museum devoted to Superman historical past positioned in Metropolis, Unwell., confirmed the information in a Fb publish.
“We wish to take a second to increase our deepest condolences to the household, pals, and followers of Christopher Dennis higher often called ‘Hollywood Superman.’ We’ve simply obtained phrase of his passing,” the Tremendous Museum posted on Fb.
“We’ve identified Chris for a few years,” the assertion continued. “A few years in the past he married the love of his life right here in Metropolis in entrance of the Superman statue. He frolicked with our household and confirmed numerous help for our museum and the Superman Celebration.”
Dennis was impressed to develop into Hollywood’s Superman after being instructed repeatedly he resembled Christopher Reeve’s 1980s Superman, Dennis instructed “The Guardian” in a 2017 interview. He created his costume and assumed the function practically 30 years in the past that may result in appearances on “The Day by day Present” and “Jimmy Kimmel Reside!”
He was featured within the 2007 documentary “Confessions of a Superhero,” which chronicles the lives of 4 character performers that labored on the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard. He additionally appeared within the musical quick “30 Seconds to Mars: Metropolis of Angels.”
Dennis endured homelessness in 2016 after his motor house was towed. When his superman go well with was stolen, Dennis efficiently mounted a fundraiser for one more costume, permitting him to proceed bringing smiles to those who walked Hollywood Boulevard.