Celebrity deaths in 2012 - In Memoriam

Slideshow posted in Photos | Friday, January 20, 2012

40 of 186: DeAndre McCullough, the protagonist in the 1997 book, 'The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood,' which was made into an Emmy-winning HBO miniseries was found dead on Wednesday, August 1, Baltimore County Police told the Baltimore Sun.

'The Corner' was written by former police officers Edward Burns and David Simon, who went on to create the miniseries and the popular HBO series, 'The Wire.' McCullough made cameos in three episodes of the series.

Police told the Baltimore Sun that McCullough was found dead inside a Woodlawn residence. His family said that there was evidence of a drug overdose.

A funeral is scheduled for Tuesday. The officers said that at the time of his death, 35-year-old McCullough had warrants out for his arrest in relation to two armed robberies.

'The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood' followed the McCullough family, which was made up of DeAndre and his separated parents, Gary and Francine, who were both drug addicts. DeAndre was a drug dealer.

(Pictured: DeAndre McCullough appears in a still from 'The Wire' and on the cover of the book, 'The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood,' from his official MySpace page.) (myspace.com/145224284)

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