Ipswich actor killed in US road tragedy

ERIC Black was poised to make his name in Hollywood but today his Suffolk relatives are preparing for his funeral after he was killed in a US road accident. His family, who live in Spring Road, Ipswich, are united in remembering him for the good times – and his dedication to making people laugh.

By Tracey Sparling

ERIC Black was poised to make his name in Hollywood but today his Suffolk relatives are preparing for his funeral after he was killed in a US road accident.

The 36-year-old twice-married scriptwriter, actor and comedian was walking along the central reservation of a motorway in Detroit at about 2.30am last Sunday when he was hit by a car.

Today his family, who live in Spring Road, Ipswich, are united in remembering him for the good times – and his dedication to making people laugh.


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They recalled how, at the tender age of 19, Mr Black packed his bags and left his home on the Whitton estate in Ipswich intent on making his name in the land of stars.

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