|Way to Die #448|
|Name of the death is a pun on "homicide" and "homie"|
|"Aspiring actor Enrique wanted a part so bad, he immersed himself in gang life, but it was just pretend until that big O.G. in the sky yelled Cut! That's a wrap, homie!"|
|Date||July 31, 2004|
|Location||East Los Angeles, California|
|Episode this death
was featured in
|"If You're Dead – Leave a Message and We'll Get Back to You"|
"Another Up The Butt Story"
"Homie-cide", Way to Die #448, is the fifth death to be featured in "If You're Dead – Leave a Message and We'll Get Back to You", which aired on January 5, 2011.
Enrique is a wannabe actor who joins a Hispanic gang to get into character for an upcoming low-budget gang film. He survives getting beat up to see if he can take it. After surviving his final initiation and being accepted, he is struck by a cadaver thrown off an overpass by a rival gang, causing a skull fracture and fatal brain hemorrhaging.
- Dakota Black - Ex-Con
- Dr. Bal Raj - Orthopedic Surgeon
- Also called "Drive By Corpsing" on the Spike TV website.
- This is based on an actual death. Vera, a Prague woman, was going to commit suicide in 1978 as her husband cheated. She jumped off their apartment and onto her husband who was walking by. This true story has a happy ending as Vera survived and the cheating husband died. Snopes included this story in one of it stories.
- This is the first death to be filmed at the LA River viaducts in Los Angeles, the second is "Bowled Over". Despite has no interviewees in Bowled Over. Only have two interviewees in Homie-Cide.