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Friends Worry About Dourdan

By Rachel
May 1, 2008 - 11:02 PM

The arrest wasn't a total surprise.

Several days ago, it was announced that Gary Dourdan (Warrick Brown) had been arrested for suspected drug possession in Palm Springs, California. "We have been worried about Gary for some time," a member of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation's production team told the Chicago Sun-Times. "It's just a shame that he wasn't able to get the help he needs before this happened."

Dourdan's friends on the CSI set have been worried about his health and safety for a while. There was even talk of an intervention, but that never came about. "After this, I think there will be a concerted effort to convince Gary to get help -- before he kills himself," said one concerned CSI staff member.

CBS has not officially announced that Dourdan will be leaving CSI, but it has been verified by reliable sources. However, the actor will not be gone forever. Prior to negotiations, the original intention was to have Warrick leave the show permanently. The word now is that the character will return to the show several times next season. Although nothing has been confirmed, the ninth season of CSI is expected by some to be the show's last.

The original article is from the Chicago Sun-Times.

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