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An actor has been found murdered in the rented home of a Canadian talk-show host in Los Angeles.

The body of Canadian actor Richard Hong was found early Friday morning at a Los Angeles home rented by George Stroumboulopoulos.

Los Angeles police said Lose Angeles resident Hong, 41, died of blunt force trauma.

Broadcaster and former CBC TV host Stroumboulopoulos, who still has a radio show with CBC, confirmed in a Facebook post early Friday evening that the victim, who he referred to only as a “dear friend,” was staying at his place while he was away in New York.

“I am heartbroken,” he wrote.

The death appears to be tied to a break-in, said Stroumboulopoulos.