I have some really horrible, terrible news,” Glazer says. “Michael Roof, Chicken, hung himself the night before last. His wife found him. I mean, you know Chicken; he was loveably high strung. He was more of a candidate for a car wreck or accidental death.”
After coming to terms with a party out of bounds lifestyle, Roof abandoned standup a couple years back.
“He just ran out of money and was trying to be a regular person,” Glazer says. “Then he was trying to get back into comedy – he was here in April. And you know, he just seemed really confused. He didn’t want to do the crazy Micahel Roof on stage stuff, like have sex on a chair to the William Tell Overture. That would bring the house down but he said he didn’t want to be a physical type comic anymore. I just don’t think he could find his inner voice.”
Roof also appeared in the movies Black Hawk Down, Dukes of Hazzard and xXx.