‘Law & Order’ Star Dennis Farina Dies At 69

Dennis Farina, a former police officer who became a star of “Law & Order,” died today at the age of 69, his publicist told FOX411.

Lori De Waal, his representative, says Farina died Monday morning in a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69.

Born Feb. 29, 1944, in Chicago, he was a city police officer before turning to acting in his late 30s.

Farina appeared in films including “Get Shorty,” ”Saving Private Ryan” and “Midnight Run.”


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