Actor Kevin Smith has died. He is best known as Ares, the God of War, on Xena
Warrior Princess and Hercules.
CNN and the New Zealand Herald reported that the actor died in China
after being hurt in a fall. His agent confirmed the death to the Herald.
The New Zealand native was injured Feb. 6 in Beijing after, acting sources
told the paper, he fell from "possibly six stories."
He had just finished filming a role in Warriors of Virtue 2 and was
to head home before preparing for a role in Bruce Willis' upcoming Man of
From the Herald: "Smith, Auckland-born but Timaru-raised, got into
acting when his wife and childhood sweetheart saw a casting call while he was
sidelined by concussion during the rugby season."