Dr. Lawrence Kutner (Kal Penn) was a member of Dr. Gregory House's (Hugh Laurie) medical team on the television series "House." He had an unusual childhood which stemmed from his parents being shot in front of him when he was young. Lawrence had a crazy side to his personality which manifested itself similar to House's personality, giving the show comic relief. In Season 5, he killed himself with a gun causing much anguish for his colleagues and leading to a downward spiral for House.
"Congratulations on your wedding. You have a degenerative incurable disease."
"Too bad it isn't true."