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Dennis Farina -- who starred as Det. Joe Fontana on "Law & Order" -- died today in Scottsdale, Arizona after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69.

Farina is a Hollywood legend -- who appeared in tons of classic films and TV shows including "Get Shorty," "Snatch" and "Midnight Run." He also appeared in HBO's series "Luck."

Farina -- who was born in Chicago in 1944 -- is survived by his 3 adult children from his marriage to Patricia Farina. They divorced in 1980.  He also has two granddaughters and four grandsons.

Farina's rep says the actor is also survived by "the love of his life of 35 years, Marianne Cahill." It doesn't appear the two were ever married.

Before he became an actor, Farina was a cop with the Chicago Police Department from 1967 to 1985.

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Re: Dennis Farina 'Law & Order' Star Dies Blood Clot In Lung
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2013, 03:01:21 PM »

Dennis Farina 911 Call
He Has Cancer,
He Can't Breathe

10:10 AM PT  Farina's cardiologist confirms the actor "had a small cancer 13 years ago that was treated and cured with surgery." He adds Dennis recently had a recurrence of the cancer and was getting treatment.

However, the doc is clear that the death was caused by the blood clot in Farina's lung ... not the cancer.

"Law & Order" star Dennis Farina was suffering from cancer when he died ... this according to the 911 call placed just days before his death.

During the call -- placed early Saturday morning -- a woman in Farina's home says the actor needs oxygen, and describes him as a "cancer patient" who is having an extremely hard time breathing.

It has never been reported that Farina was diagnosed with cancer.

As we previously reported, the actor passed away Monday in Scottsdale from a blood clot in his lung, which would explain his breathing difficulties.

Farina was 69.

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