Widow, Filmmaker Raising Money for Man Known as 'Hollywood Superman' Raising Money for a Funeral at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Rebekah Sager
November 15, 2019 - 5:56 am
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If you've ever walked along the famed Hollywood Boulevard strip, you've likely seen at one point or another the man dubbed "Hollywood Superman." Sadly, Christopher Dennis, the man inside the iconic suit, was found in dead San Fernando Valley on Nov. 2. He was 52 and it's unknown how he died. 

Now, Dennis' widown and filmmaker Vlad Kozlov, the man behind the documentary titled "American Superman," are hoping to raise money for Dennis to be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. 

"Please help us provide a permanent home for Chris here at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. He deserves to have a dignified funeral and a grave in the land to which he truly belongs," Dennis' GoFundMe page reads. 

According to the page, Dennis had been homeless for the last three years and suffering from mental and substance issues. 

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He was featured numerous times on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," appeared on the cover of a 2011 Hollywood Reporter, and was featured in the 2007 documentary "Confessions of a Superhero." 

The Super Museum in Metropolis, Illinois paid homage to Dennis with a heartfelt post on its Facebook page. 

"We've known Chris for many years. Many years ago he married the love of his life here in Metropolis in front of the Superman statue. He spent time with our family and showed lots of support for our museum and the Superman Celebration. Chris had a love for Superman, and an uncanny resemblance to Christopher Reeve," the Super Museum in Metropolis, Illinois wrote on its Facebook page. 

In a video for the Guardian, Dennis talked about being homeless and being beaten up. "When I put on this suit, I am Superman," he told the Guardian. "I think it has made me a better person."