Date: 23rd November 2000

Questions Raised Concerning Death Of Steve Allen

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner/Coroner has put a "security hold" on its autopsy of the body of Steve Allen until it can complete its investigation of the circumstances concerning his death, the Internet site The Smoking Gun reported Wednesday.

The Web site, which broke the news that Rick Rockwell, the "multimillionaire" in Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire had been accused of threatening a former girlfriend, said that two hours before he died, Allen was struck by a Lexus SUV as the vehicle was backing out of a driveway in Encino and that the accident may have been a factor in his death.

Source: Studio Briefing