|Chuck Norris after learning he wasn't|
Known for his acting ability, he told CHANNEL 1 NEWS he was rehearsing for an up coming action film. "I like to totally immerse myself in my characters," he said. "The script called for my character to die and I guess I got so into character my heart stopped."
County Coroner Dr. Ho Lee MoLee was called to the corner of 12th and Vine St. at 9 A.M. where Norris had been found motionless. "He had no pulse and was not moving. I declared him dead." Dr. MoLee said. His body was moved to the morgue and was awaiting family to make arrangements.
After Norris awoke, he remembered that he was rehearsing for a part and thanked workers at the morgue for watching over him. He promised a free acting lesson and a Total Gym machine to each of them.
Norris said he plans to carry a card in his wallet that reads "I'm not really dead, I am an actor," to ward off something like this happening again. He wants his fans to know he is alive and doing well and not to send flowers.