Second City's tragic news

Former Second City cast member Eric Black, 36, in town for Saturday night’s gala premiere of the improv group’s 10th anniversary show, Ten, was killed after being struck by a car on I-75 near Nine Mile Sunday morning. Details of the accident were unavailable at press time. Black, originally from Great Britain, was a cast member during Second City’s memorable 1997-98 season, and reportedly had a one-man show in the works. Black’s role as a psychiatrist in Viagra Falls is reprised by Jeff Fritz in Second City’s current show. The comedian “will be dearly missed,” says Second City spokeswoman Kathleen Kennedy.

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