Dennis Farina Dead: ‘Law & Order’ Star Dies At 69

Mon, July 22, 2013 3:26pm EDT by 8 Comments
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Dennis, best known for his role as Detective Joe Fontana on ‘Law & Order,’ passed away July 22.

Dennis Farina, the former Chicago cop turned Law & Order star died July 22 after reportedly suffering a blood clot in his lung.

‘Law & Order’ Star Dennis Farina Dies in Arizona

The actor passed away in Scottsdale, Ariz., after suffering from a blood clot in his lung, the AP reports. Dennis was 69 years old.

Before he played a detective on the hit crime show, Dennis served as a Chicago police officer for 18 years.

He starred in the 1980’s cult favorite show Crime Story and then on Law & Order from 2004 to 2006. He recently guest-starred on the hit show New Girl as Nick Miller’s (Jake Johnson) father. Dennis also appeared in numerous films including Saving Private Ryan, Get Shorty, and What Happens In Vegas.

Dennis is survived by his three sons, six grandchildren, and longtime partner Marianne Cahill. Our thoughts go out to Dennis’ family during this hard time.

WATCH: Dennis Farina Interview Outtake

– Avery Thompson

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louise

Posted at 3:21 PM on July 25, 2013  

when jerry orbach died i couldn’t imagine anyone taking his place but dennis farina was perfect, definately the right choice.

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Shiralee

Posted at 4:18 PM on July 23, 2013  

R.I.P! He was good. Mind you, I did prefer Jerry Orbach (R.I.P to Briscoe too). Still liked Denis though.

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louise

Posted at 10:40 AM on July 23, 2013  

so sad, i love watching him on law and order. my love and prayers are with his family.

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frances

Posted at 8:56 PM on July 22, 2013  

My thoughts and prayers goes out to the family and friends.RIP you will be missed.

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lara09

Posted at 4:45 PM on July 22, 2013  

i feel so guilty thinkin that he died at 69 if you know what i mean !!

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Robb7

Posted at 4:36 PM on July 22, 2013  

He will be missed. Great actor — just a natural! RIP

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Tamara

Posted at 4:16 PM on July 22, 2013  

Deepest sympathy to the family of Dennis Farina – May his soul rest in peace – I loved watching him in Law and Order

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Leeo

Posted at 3:53 PM on July 22, 2013  

Rip

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