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Authorities identify man found dead near 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Hollywood studio

October 20, 2010 |  4:33 pm

A man who was found dead in a truck outside the Hollywood Boulevard studios of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" was identified Wednesday as a 46-year-old special effects movie studio technician.

Larry Addison Bortolott, who worked on films including "Jack Frost," "Doctor Dolittle" and "George of the Jungle," was found at the back of the studio near Hawthorn and Highland avenues about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday when someone noticed him slumped in the truck, officials said.

Los Angeles Police Department investigators said a preliminary investigation showed that Bortolott may have died because of a medical condition. Ed Winter, assistant chief coroner, said that the official cause of death has been deferred pending toxicology tests but that the case was reported as a possible natural death.

-- Andrew Blankstein