- Associated Press - Friday, August 13, 2010

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 14-year-old boy who was placed on life support after being pulled from a burning San Fernando Valley home has died.

Officials said Thursday that Eitan Djiji died Wednesday afternoon.

Djiji was featured in the 2009 comedy film “My Homework Ate My Dog” and was due to attend the prestigious High School for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles this fall.

Djiji and his family were sleeping in their Sherman Oaks home when the fire began at dawn Tuesday. He was unconscious when firefighters found him in an upstairs bedroom. The family moved from New Zealand four years ago.

His 12-year-old sister and his father were treated for burns. His mother escaped serious injury.


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