Christopher Dennis — a street performer known for portraying Superman on Hollywood Blvd. for more than 25 years — has died … TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us … Dennis was found dead Saturday in the San Fernando Valley. We’re told his body was discovered lying headfirst in a bin that’s used for clothing donations.
Investigators believe Christopher — who was homeless — was attempting to gather clothes for himself. Our sources say no foul play is suspected.
Dennis’ story is both charming and tragic — after 2 decades of entertaining folks in Hollywood by impersonating The Man of Steel, he was the victim of a vicious assault and robbery that nearly killed him and left him without a way to make money.
He was rendered homeless, but thanks to the help of friends and a Kickstarter campaign, he got a new suit that allowed him to get back on his feet … and return to the Blvd for the Superman fans.
He also starred in the documentary, “Confessions of a Superhero,” and appeared multiple times on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Sadly, it seems he fell on hard times again recently.
Christopher was 52.