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'There's Something About Mary' Actor

Danny Murphy Loses Cancer Battle

8/8/2014 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Actor Danny Murphy -- who appeared in comedy classics like "There's Something About Mary" and "Kingpin" -- has died of cancer at the age of 59 ... TMZ has learned.

Danny was famous for his hilarious cameos in Farrelly brothers' movies. Peter Farrelly was a childhood friend, and gave him his first acting role.

Murphy became a quadriplegic in a diving accident when he was 19, and didn't decide to get into acting until much later in life. He was 40 when he got the "Kingpin" role.

Danny's agent Cynthia Kazarian confirms he died in Florida ... where he'd recently moved to do other things outside of acting.

He became an activist for disabled actors, and his theater company, Blue Zone Productions ... was created in 2008 specifically to assist performers with disabilities.

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MariNapp1    

Prayers and condolences to the Murphy family. Sending consoling Angels your way and may God Bless you All

39 days ago
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Edddie Nash    

RIP. God Bless.

39 days ago
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verlinda    

R.I.P.

39 days ago
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Laura    

I loved that movie, and he was great in it--very inspiring man. Rest In Peace.

39 days ago
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tmzchick    

DMSO. Try it people. It turns your body alkaline where cancer can't live. There are also foods that do it as well.

39 days ago
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Gru V    

How sad. He'll be remembered by his legacy of helping other disabled actors.

39 days ago
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myopinion    

R.I.P.

39 days ago
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The Del Rubio Triplets    

I remember him from Kingpin too. Rest in peace

39 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

Sad to hear. Quadriplegic at 19 and dead from cancer at 59? Some people truly do get the fuzzy end of the lollipop. Condolences to family and friends. His life may be over, but so is his pain.

39 days ago
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Shaken not stirred    

Very sad. RIP

39 days ago
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Dee    

My condolences to his family. RIP.

39 days ago
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WowUrDumb    

I was thinking of this scene from SAM a few das ago. "What I wouldn't give to know what heavy feels like you insensitive p r i c k." Funny stuff.

39 days ago
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angie    

So sorry for anyone to die so young.

39 days ago
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Bobby    

DMSO does not cure anything. It does more harm than good.

39 days ago
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Shoozie    

Rest in Peace, Danny, Poor thing becomes paralyzed then dies of cancer. Too sad !

39 days ago
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