Ex-Wife of Danny Huston Commits Suicide

Betsy Waldman / October 28, 2008

Another tragedy has struck the Hollywood community.

Katie Jane Evans, the 35-year-old ex-wife of actor Danny Huston, has committed suicide following the breakup of the pair’s marriage.

Evans apparently jumped off the roof of her Manhattan Beach, California, home.

Huston—the son of famed director John Huston and half-brother of Anjelica Huston—met Evans in 2002. They were married within two months. The Daily Telegraph reports that she filed for divorce last year.

The paper also notes allegations that Miss Evans was addicted to drugs and alcohol and that “she is said to have struggled to cope with being the wife of an actor, as his work often took him away from home.”

Evans called local police to report that she’d taken an overdose, but leaped from the building before authorities could arrive.

Emma Parker Bowles, niece of Prince Charles’s wife Camilla Parker Bowles, was at the Evans house on the day she died, but was out when Huston’s ex-wife jumped.

Evans gave birth to Huston’s daughter Stella in 2003.

Danny Huston’s latest film, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, was released earlier this month.