Former CSI actor Gary Dourdan has reportedly filed for bankruptcy. The TMZ website says he filed at the end of August.
So what happened, and what can we learn from the stars who go bankrupt?
DourdanDourdan, who played analyst Warrick Brown in the series, got into trouble paying his mortgage. He now owes a small fortune to a series of banks, and is embroiled in a lawsuit against Union Bank.
He has an income of $14,883 a month, but says the vast majority of that is eaten up by bills - leaving him with $321 a month.
It's hard to see just how he managed to rack up serious debts, but clearly looking at the size of his monthly bills, there is a distinct sense that he has the financial commitments that matched the income he was on before - and he has failed to downsize as his income fell.
It's the first rule of staying on the right side of debt:
1) When your circumstances change you need to react fast - or you'll end up creating problems for yourself.And there are no shortage of celebrities in financial trouble to teach us the rest of the five rules of debt management.
2) Stay on top of your financesThis was what shot Miquita Oliver in the foot. The TV presenter was declared bankrupt earlier this year at the age of 27, after being unable to pay a tax bill of £174,000.
We can all be surprised by a bill out of the blue if we don't pay attention. So it's essential that we all know what is due and when, so that the gas bill doesn't leave us in a hole on the second day of the month.