Is this a case of life imitating art? Daveigh Chase, who played Samara in 2002’s ‘The Ring,’ was reportedly involved in a scene straight out of a horror movie, as she was reportedly arrested for dumping a dying man outside a Los Angeles hospital!
Better not read this story in the dark if you’re easily frightened. Daveigh Chase, 26, who was the voice of Lilo in Lilo & Stitch, was reportedly busted after rushing a dying man to a L.A. hospital, according to TMZ. She supposedly fled after dumping the guy outside the medical facility, law enforcement sources tell TMZ, and the unnamed gent was pronounced dead after hospital staffers discovered him.
Daveigh was reportedly hanging out with the soon-to-be dead guy in the hours before his death. After the officials ran Daveigh’s name, they discovered she had an outstanding warrant and arrested her on Feb. 22. However, sources tell TMZ that she is not a suspect in his death, as it’s reportedly being treated as an overdose.
What makes this story creepy is Daveigh’s connection to the horror world. She played Samara Morgan in The Ring, the popular 2002 remake of Japan’s Ringu. She was awarded Best Villain at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards, and would reprise the role in 2005’s The Ring 2005. She also appeared as Sarah Darko in 2001’s Donnie Darko, a creepy science fiction film that was a breakout movie for Jake Gyllenhaal, 36. Daveigh would return in the 2009 follow-up, S. Darko.
Her non-horror roles have been voicing Lilo Pelekai in both the first Lilo & Stitch film and its direct-to-video sequel, Stitch! The Movie. She also has appeared in films like Yellow, Little Red Wagon and 20016’s American Romance. However, her other noteworthy success has been on television.
From 2006 to 2011, she portrayed Rhonda Voler, a recurring role on the HBO series Big Love. The drama, centered on a polygamist family, had Daveigh play the child bride of a religious prophet, portrayed by legendary actor, Harry Dean Stanton, 90. Playing the child bride to Miller from Repo Man? That’s almost as scary as anything in The Ring!
What do you think about this creepy story, HollywoodLifers? Are you surprised that the actress who portrayed Samara was involved in scandal with a dead body?