Carmen Electra in depression after deaths of brother and pet scorpion.

Washington: The sting has been taken out of Carmen Electra’s life after the death of her pet scorpion that she found crawling around her Hollywood home, and which she decided to keep. The former ‘Baywatch’ babe said that she didn’t know what had caused its death, and added that she had cared for it to the best of her abilities. “He walked toward the light. He died. I guess they have a short life span. I don’t know. I took very good care of my scorpion, because I felt bad (for him). I didn’t want to kill him and didn’t want to just let him back out, so I fed him grasshoppers and I went to a pet store to find out what to do,” Contact music quoted her, as saying.

One person who is sure to breathe a sigh of relief over the arachnid’s demise is Carmen’s hubby; rocker Dave Navarro who was not too thrilled about it in the first place.



The half-brother of pin-up CARMEN ELECTRA has committed suicide at his home in Florida.

ROD MARK, 43, shot himself through the heart last week (OCT 27, 2005) after losing a battle with depression.

The tragedy is the latest in a long line of family deaths for Electra – her mother and sister died within a month of each other in 1998.

The model-turned-actress, who hardly knew Mark, says, “I was sad to hear the news. My heart goes out to his family.”

Electra, whose real name in TARA PATRICK, and Mark had different fathers.