Date: 28th April 2001

Keanu Reeves To Star In Car Safety Commericials

KEANU REEVES will film a commercial about the importance of wearing seatbelts, after the tragic death of his girlfriend JENNIFER SYME earlier this month (02APR01).

The star of MATRIX, the (1999) is still trying to come to terms with Jennifer's car accident death - especially since learning she would have stood a good chance of surviving had she worn a seatbelt.

Friends of Keanu say the star believes he is to blame for Syme's downward spiral into drugs and depression, according to America's STAR MAGAZINE.

A source says, "Keanu is inconsolable. Jennifer's death has hit him hard." Reeves and Syme were devastated when in 1999 their baby daughter EVA was stillborn. A spokesperson says, "Jennifer was under doctor's care for depression following the stillbirth of her daughter last year."

Syme died after her car smashed into three parked cars and flipped over. Police found a white powdery substance and prescription antidepressants CLONAZEPAM and CYCLOBENZAPRINE in the car. (RGS/TS/ES)

Source: WENN