Vale: Francesco Quinn

Actor Francesco Quinn, the son of movie legend Anthony Quinn has died in Malibu, aged 48.

Quinn had recurring roles in such television series as JAG, 24 and The Shield, and portrayed Tomas del Cerro on the soap opera The Young and the Restless from 1999 to 2001.

The cause has not been determined, but Quinn was believed to have died of a heart attack.

Quinn was walking home from a store at the bottom of a hill below his home with his son when he collapsed, police said. Paramedics arrived and took him to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

His career began with a supporting role in the film Platoon and he appeared in more than a dozen other films including Tonto Woman an Academy Award nominee in 2008 for best live-action short.

Source: LA Times

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