Dennis Farina Passes Away at Age 69

The actor’s publicist confirmed he passed away in Arizona, although the cause of death has not been released at this time.

Dennis Farina passes away at age 69
Dennis Farina passes away at age 69
Film and television star Dennis Farina passed away at the age of 69 in Arizona. The actor's publicist confirmed his death, but an exact cause has not been released at this time.

Born in Chicago in 1944, Dennis Farina served as a Chicago police officer for 18 years before he started acting at the age of 37. His former law enforcement partner Chuck Adamson created the series Crime Story in 1986, which Dennis Farina starred in as Lt. Mike Torello throughout its two-season run.

He then moved to film roles such as Midnight Run, Another Stakeout, Little Big League, Get Shorty, Saving Private Ryan, Snatch, and many more. He starred as Detective Joe Fontana on NBC's Law & Order from 2004 to 2006.

Most recently, the actor starred in a two-episode arc of the hit Fox sitcom New Girl, where he played the father of Jake Johnson's character, who ironically passed away last season. He is survived by three sons, Joe Farina, Michael Farina, and Dennis Farina Jr..

Sources: Deadline

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  1. AgentBlue

    RIP he was a good actor and I enjoyed every character I ever saw him play.

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  2. CelluloidDreams

    WOW!!! Sad!!

    Do not grieve at the passing of mortality, for life's but a thing of terrible gravity. And the planets gravitate around you,and the stars shall dance about you, and the angels in heaven adore you, and the saints all stand and applaud you. So faraway, so faraway and yet so close. Nick Cave, "Far Away, So Close"

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  3. Replicant

    Recently saw Get Shorty, he was so funny. RIP

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  4. Frangel

    "Shut up and sit down, you big, bald f**k" Loved him in Snatch.

    2 years agoby @FrangelFlag

  5. Billythekid78

    Sad news indeed. I loved his Ray "bones" Barboni. I quote him all the time. Rest in peace Mr. Farina.

    2 years agoby @billythekid78Flag

  6. TheDude1

    He was such a fantastic actor. Very sad to hear this news.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  7. Gandoff

    RIP.... Will always remember him in Get Shorty beating on Gene Hackman.

    2 years agoby @gandoffFlag

  8. The_Crow2k

    This is extremely sad news...RIP, man, you were awesome.

    2 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  9. Superman81

    Gone 2 soon

    2 years agoby @superman81Flag

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