US character actor Brian Tarantina, best known for Gilmore Girls & The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, has died aged 60.
He was found dead in his Hell’s Kitchen apartment according to media reports. A cause of death has not been determined.
Tarantina most recently played a New York City nightclub emcee on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The series paid tribute to Tarantina with a tweet declaring “The Gaslight won’t be the same without you.”
On the original Gilmore Girls, he played newstand owner Bootsy, returning for an appearance in Netflix’s sequel Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
His credits also included Law & Order, NYPD Blue, Miami Vice, Homicide: Life on the Street, Oz, ER, Heroes, One Life to Live, The Black Donnellys, Madam Secretary, Blue Bloods, Elementary, The Night Of and Person of Interest.
Film credits included The Cotton Club, Uncle Buck, Carlito’s Way, Donnie Brasco, Born on the Fourth of July, BlacKkKlansman, and The Kitchen.