Kal Penn, or better known as Lawrence Kutner in the series House, has gained much attention from web searches because of his charecter's mysterious passing away. Kutner in House Season 5 Episode 20 "Simple Explanation" apparently took away his life by shooting himself in the head! This House S05E20 was spent by Dr. House looking for answers as to why Lawrence Kutner (Kal Penn) would do such a thing!
Dr. Lawrence Kutner died on thursday, April 2nd from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 33 years old. He was hard working, young doctor with a kind, unassuming, gentle manner. He will be missed by all of us", said Lisa Guddy, Dean of Medicine at Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital, where Dr. Kutner worked.