Even at six years since the end of the House MD drama series, many people are still wondering about the mysterious death of Lawrence Kutner, the doctor played by Kal Penn. There’s no wonder why, as the series gathered an enormous audience during its eight seasons.
Kutner was found dead after a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his apartment. Thirteen and Foreman found his body in the “Simple Explanation” episode. Kutner didn’t provide any goodbye ticket or anything explaining his suicide. Although the producers confirmed that Kutner’s death was indeed a suicide, there are still questions left unanswered.
Kal Penn left House MD to get another job
Actor Kal Penn revealed that he decided to leave the series of his own accord. The reason wasn’t any of the usual ones actors abandon top series. He did not have any conflicts with another actor.
Kal Penn went to work for President Barack Obama’s administration. The actor has campaigned heavily for Obama during his presidential run, and so Penn left the House MD series to work as the Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Liaison. The actor declared:
There’s not a lot of financial reward in these jobs. But, obviously, the opportunity to serve in a capacity like this is an incredible honor,
He also said:
I thought this might be the right time to go off and do something else,
Penn’s duties were to remove the “red tape” between the Obama administration and the general public. The actor also had to do outreach with American citizens to spread information about presidential policies. Penn will also be responsible for working with Pacific Islander and Asian-American communities.
Kal Penn’s real name is Kalpen Suresh Modi, he’s 43 years old, and he took part in the Democrats Party.