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Boston Legal Actor Dead at 27

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Not all of Hollywood is in celebration mode. Friends and family of former Boston Legal actor Justin Mentell are in mourning this morning after the 27-year-old was pronounced dead on the scene of a fatal car crash.

According to the accident report obtained by E! News, Mentell—driving alone, without a seatbelt on—drove off a steep embankment on a rural Wisconsin road just after 3 a.m. Monday. The Jeep struck two trees and Mentell was thrown from the vehicle.

The accident wasn't called in until around 8:30 a.m., when a passerby spotted the wreckage. Officials pronounced the actor—who in addition to appearing on Boston Legal's inaugural season, most recently had a role in G-Force—dead at the scene.

His funeral is expected to take place in Texas.

—Additional reporting by Lindsay Miller

(Originally published on Feb. 2, 2010, at 10:09 a.m. PT)

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