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Dennis Farina (Det. Joe Fontana) “Law & Order” Has Died Age 69

Reblogged By: De De Tillman

Source:Yahoo News

Posted:Monday July 22, 2013 @ 4:52 p.m PST


Actor Dennis Farina, who pursued criminals for years as a Chicago cop and then on television’s “Law & Order,” died Monday at the age of 69.

Farina’s representative said Farina died of a blood clot in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his longtime girlfriend, Marianne Cahill, beside him.

Farina was best known as Det. Joe Fontana on “Law & Order,” and playing a police officer came naturally to him after 18 years in Chicago’s force.