Law & Order actor Dennis Farina passed away at the age of 69

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The incredible American actor died after suffering blood clot in his lung...

Law & Order actor Dennis Farina dies at the age of 69

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Law & Order actor Dennis Farina passed away yesterday morning at the age of 69 after suffering a blood clot in his lung.

The American actor appeared in a number of films including Snatch, Saving Private Ryan, Midnight Run, Out Of Sight, and What Happens In Vegas with Cameron Diaz.

But the role he is perhaps best known for is playing Detective Joe Fontana in Law & Order during its 2004-06 seasons.

Speaking of the tragic loss, creator of Law & Order Dick Wolf said in a statement, "I was stunned and saddened to hear about Dennis' unexpected passing this morning.

"The Law & Order family extends sympathy and condolences to his family. He was a great guy."

The actor was born in 1944 in Chicago and was a city detective before he made his way into acting later in life in his forties. He had just finished filming comedy Lucky Stiff.

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