SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Actor Dennis Farina has died in a Scottsdale hospital today. He was 69.
According to TMZ, “Law and Order” actor Dennis Farina has died after suffering from a blood clot in his lung.
Farina, a Hollywood legend, appeared in a number of classic films and television shows. His most notable roles were Ray “Bones” Barboni in “Get Shorty,” and mobster Jimmy Serrano in “Midnight Run.”
Usually Ferina found himself portraying a police officer, or a mobster. He played both parts equally well considering his was a former Chicago police officer from 1967 until 1985.
One of his more well-known television roles was Detective Joe Fontana on “Law & Order.”
His latest TV role was in HBO’s “Luck”, which premiered in 2012.
Born in Chicago in 1944, Farina is survived by his 3 adult children from his marriage to Patricia Farina. They divorced in 1980. He has two granddaughters and four grandsons. Farina’s rep adds that he is survived by “the love of his life of 35 years, Marianne Cahill.”
TMZ is reporting this afternoon that actor Jason London was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct outside a Scottsdale, Ariz., bar.
It appears the 40 year-old actor sneezed on a patron and followed that up by slugging him.
According to the police report obtained by E! News, London started cursing at paramedics who were trying to assist him with the injuries he sustained during the altercation inside the Martini Ranch bar.
In London’s mug shot it looks like he probably should’ve refrained from sneezing on his fellow patrons.
The police report also states that London attempted to shove an officer, who responded by kneeing the actor in the outer right thigh, to which London replied, “F–k you! You won’t do s–t for me, you f–king hillbilly!”
The report continues to describe the ride to the station with London berating the officers saying, “Guess what, f—-t? I f–king love this! I f–king own you guys so hard. I’m rich and a motherf–king famous actor! F–king look me up, b–ch!”
That’s when London leaned to his left in the back seat of the squad car and proceeded to defecated in his pants, telling the officer, “I told you that I’m happy as s–t!”
His wife Sophia confirmed he’s a jerk when he drinks, as the report quotes her during a phone call from the police station that her husband was in jail. She replied, “I know he’s an a–hole when he drinks.”
London has taken to Twitter with a number of tweets denying TMZ’s account of what happened:
“Guys, the TMZ report is a total f–king lie. I got jumped by three 250 pound bouncers. They knocked me out and beat me for several minutes.
“I would never say or do the crap they are reporting. Have faith in me. The truth will come out and you will see.
“Some guy thought I was hitting on his girl and had me jumped. My wife was in the next room, had no idea what even happened. I hate Arizona.
“Wait till you see the real pictures. I have a right orbital fracture and sinus fracture. The truth will win.”
Let’s hope this ‘motherf–king famous actor,’ understands that he needs a little help from his friends.
I hear Lindsay Lohan’s attorney is available.