'Community' Death: They Really Killed Off ...
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(Spoiler alert: Don't read this if you don't want to hear about "Basic Lupine Urology," Thursday night's episode of NBC's "Community.")
Producers had promised a member of the Greendale community would bite the dust on "Community" this season, and in Thursday's episode it happened: R.I.P. Star-Burns.
The, ahem, mature college student -- real name: Alex Osbourne -- was the campus drug dealer who rocked a top hat and the star-shaped sideburns that earned him his nickname. And it was his career that killed him, as a DIY meth lab exploded in the trunk of his car.
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Actor Dino Stamatopoulos, who plays -- er, played -- Star-Burns, is also a consulting producer and writer on the show, so he won't be completely M.I.A. from "Community" action.
But Star-Burns and his memorable facial fur will get a sendoff in next week's episode, "Course Listing Unavailable," when the Greendale gang holds a funeral in -- where el
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