Porky's actor Wyatt Knight, who starred as bad boy Tommy Turner, died at the age of 56 after a long battle with cancer treatments.
Knight was found dead in Maui, Hawaii last week and according to reports and Hawaii police, committed suicide. Knight was discovered on October 26 in an isolated area near a home where he had been staying, but there is no word on whether or not the home belonged to him.
In a statement provided to TheWrap, Knight's wife Silvina said that the actor had a bone marrow transplant for stage 4 non-hodgkins lymphoma in 2003, which led to a difficult recovery process. Knight just couldn't go through it anymore.
He was tired of the pain, and after much contemplation, chose to end his life in a beautiful and a serene place, said Silvana. His family and friends are devastated. He was deeply loved by all who knew him and will be missed every day.
Paying tribute to the actor, she added, Wyatt was an incredibly talented, intelligent and loving person with an amazing spirit. He is free and at peace.
The results of an autopsy have not yet been released.
Knight's manager, Eileen O'Farrell, told E! News that she is in complete shock over the Knight's death and has been trying to contact Maui police to get more information.
I haven't received any confirmation myself. I'm so surprised -- sick -- over this, O'Farrell said. I can't believe it.
In addition to his prominent role in Porky's, Knight also appeared in television shows such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Pacific Blue, T.J. Hooker, and Chicago Hope.
In addition to Silvana, Knight is survived by two children from a previous marriage.