Mark Anderson, Tempe Improv owner
Tempe Improv Closing
The Tempe Improv at 930 E. University Drive is closing its doors today after 24 years in business and landing numerous national acts in the past. Owners of the club announced early last month that the club would close on June 1, citing competition from another comedy club in downtown Phoenix which was landing all of the major national acts. A nationwise search still is on for Mark William Anderson, 60, co-owner of the Tempe Improv, who has been missing since May 15 and is believed to be in the Dallas area. [Mike Sakal/Tribune]
Posted: Saturday, August 4, 2012 4:56 pm
Updated: 7:55 pm, Sat Aug 4, 2012.
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say the death of former Tempe Improv owner Mark Anderson was due to natural causes.
Mark Anderson was found dead in his room at a Buckeye motel on June 6 after reported missing a month earlier by his family in Oklahoma City.
The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/QQqwHx) reports that an autopsy was conducted by the Maricopa County medical examiner.
The autopsy concludes that the 60-year-old Anderson died from a hemorrhage caused by tangled blood vessels on the brain.
Anderson closed the Tempe Improv on June 1, and police say a motel housekeeper found his body five days later.
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Saturday, August 4, 2012 4:56 pm.
Updated: 7:55 pm.