Actor Isaac Kappy died Monday after authorities say he forced himself off a bridge near Flagstaff and was hit by a car on Interstate 40..
Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said the 42-year-old died at the scene after jumping off the Transwestern Road bridge and onto I-40 around 7:30 a.m. The bridge is in the unincorporated Bellemont community west of Flagstaff.
DPS officials say two teenagewitnesses told trooper they tried to restrain Kappy, but he forced his way out of their grasp.
Kappy was an actor from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and had small roles in major movies. He played the pet store clerk in the 2011 blockbuster movie “Thor.” He had the role of Barbarossa in the 2009 “Terminator Salvation” and Garfunkel in the 2009 “Fanboys.”
Kappy also was a member of the band, Monster Paws.
According to his band mate, Nate Santa Maria, Isaac was strong-willed and eccentric, as well as a great producer and engineer.
Santa Maria says Kappy was part of some of the greatest musical adventures of his life.
“I’ll never forget him and his great humor and genuine kindness,” said Santa Maria.
“There was nobody like him and there will never be again. He is irreplaceable, said Santa Maria.
Authorities say they are investigating the incident as a suicide.
If you or a loved one needs help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or Mercy Care’s 24-hour crisis line at 602-222-9444.
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center’s Department of Behavioral Health offers an intensive outpatient program for adults and teens. People can request a free assessment at 602-254-4357.
La Fontera Arizona/EMPACT – Suicide Prevention Center offers services to children, adults and families across the Valley. Call the 24-hour crisis hotline at 480-784-1500.
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