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Documentary of slain Lexington Marine to be shown next week

A documentary about Chase Comley, a Lexington Marine who was killed in Iraq in August 2005, will be shown at the Kentucky Theatre twice next week.

Too Pretty to Die, directed by Tiffany Freisberg, will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Monday and midnight Saturday. Both showings are free.

The death of Comley, 21, drew nationwide attention because some family members spoke out angrily against the war, while others defended it and said that Comley thought he was doing the right thing by being there.

The 75-minute documentary includes interviews with family members, friends and others.

A flier for the documentary says it presents "a balanced yet personal perspective of the American political spectrum while reminding us of the lives behind the politics."

Comley, a graduate of the Sayre School, was killed by a suicide bomber just weeks before he was to return home.

The title of the documentary is a reference to what friends said Comley had told them: "Don't worry about me. I'm too pretty to die."