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Slain Actor Appears on ‘ER’ Episode

November 24, 2000

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ An actor shot and killed by police at a Halloween party while carrying a fake gun appeared on the television show ``ER″ in an episode taped before his death.

Anthony Dwain Lee was shot to death Oct. 28 by Officer Tarriel Hopper. Lee portrayed a drug-addicted homeless patient on the top-rated NBC drama Thursday night.

The episode, with a guest appearance by Sally Field, was dedicated to Lee.

The 39-year-old actor’s death at a mansion in the exclusive Benedict Canyon area of the Hollywood Hills remains under investigation.

Hopper, who was called to the house on a noise complaint, shot Lee several times after the actor allegedly pointed a realistic-looking toy gun at the officer.

Before filming the ``ER″ episode, Lee had appeared in small TV and film roles such as ``NYPD Blue″ and in the 1997 Jim Carrey movie ``Liar Liar.″

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