Law and Order Star Dennis Farina Has Died: What Happened?


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There was bad news for Law and Order fans on Monday (and there are a LOT of Law and Order fans), Dennis Farina has died. The actor was known for his role as Detective Joe Fontana, a role that he had real life experience to draw from. He was on the Chicago police force for 18 years, in burglary division. Farina didn’t actually start his career until he was 37.

People Magazine reports that Dennis Farina has died at the age of 69 at a hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Along with his role on Law and Order, he is also know for his roles in Saving Private Ryan, That Old Feeling, Get Shorty and Midnight Run.

He leaves behind three sons, six grandkids and many, many fans.

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