Dennis Farina, former Chicago policeman and star of Law & Order, dies at 69 after suffering blood clot in lung
Dennis Farina, a onetime Chicago policeman who went on to play a cop on Law & Order, has died at 69.
He passed away on Monday morning in a Scottsdale, Arizona hospital after suffering a blood clot in his lung, according to his publicist.
Farina for three decades was a character actor who combined remarkable dexterity and charm with toughness.
The detective: Dennis Farina, shown as Detective Joe Fontana in 2004 on Law & Order.
The actor put his craggy face, steel-gray hair, ivory smile and ample mustache to good use in many popular films, including: Snatch, Saving Private Ryan, Midnight Run and Out Of Sight.
He also had memorable roles in Get Shorty and the Cameron Diaz film What Happens In Vegas, showing his flair for comedy.
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Dennis Farina dies at 69 after suffering blood clot.
Saw snatch the otherday for about the millionth time and his scenes were great.
Never knew he was a cop before acting.
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$#@!ing hell, he was awesome R.I.P sir
This is freaking sad indeed
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