Monday, July 22, 2013

Dennis Farina Has Died

Dennis Farina, a former police officer who became a star of "Law & Order," died today at the age of 69. Farina died Monday morning in a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital after suffering a blood clot in his lung.

53 comments:

dawn bee said...

RIP

Topper Madison said...

Gonna go watch "Get Shorty" tonight to remember the man. RIP Bones.

Pip said...

Karen said it first!

nudibelle said...

He was good. God bless his family

Gayeld said...

Aw man. That sucks.

Count Jerkula said...

Poor bastard. RIP

fancyscreenname said...

RIP......<3

me said...

Gonna watch Out of Sight tonight! RIP from Chicago

MISCH said...

Oh no, loved him....RIP

figgy said...

Toooooo Young!!.:-(

DewieTheBear said...

Wonderful actor.... RIP.

Amartel said...

This guy brought it. Damn.

Vera L- said...

I liked him in everything he did. My personal favorite was Manhunter in '86 with William Petersen. Great flick.

Anna Nonymous said...

rest in peace, does anyone know if he was a smoker?

Del Riser said...

This is sad news, much too young. I loved all those guys, Dennis, Jerry Orbach. RIP big guy.

sandybrook said...

RIP he was a good cop and a better actor

girl77007 said...

Midnight Run for me.

"Make yourself a sandwich, drink a glass of milk... do some fucking thing."

Jade Knickerboxers said...

Yes Vera! Loved Manhunter! Always played the best mobster.

Sally McCoy said...

Maybe he'll reincarnate as the royal baby!

JisforMe said...

My favorite is him as Cousin Avi in Snatch. Best Line - Yes, London. You know: fish, chips, cup 'o tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary fucking Poppins... LONDON.

Cindy said...

Loved him. :( RIP

Unknown said...

What a shame. He should have had at least 20 more years...

greenmountaingal said...

So sad. I love Dennis Farina. May he rest in peace.

NATHANIEL MANELLA said...

Shame, always played a brusque character but heard he was a great guy. I also immediately thought of uncle avi

supapimp said...

Loved this dude. RIP

Stacey Charter said...

oh no. I loved him. he was always my answer to the- Who's your guilty Pleasure, who do you lust after that would surprise people - question. Such a talent. I loved him in everything but one of my favorites, because it was a different part for him, was That Old Feeling w/ bette midler. UGH so sad.

Does this make the 3rd in the hollywood dies in 3's ? Dennis, Cory and Gandolfini? Cause people need to stop passing away damn it.

Olive said...

:(

Mango said...

I really enjoyed his work.

RIP, Mr. Farina.

Ivs said...

@JisforMe +1!! He's awesome in Snatch, totally forgot he was in that.. Which is a testament to what a good actor he was because I sure as hell remember Cousin Avi!

And what an awful way to go; hopefully it wasn't too painful.. Going to IMDB the man now; RIP!

Keaker1 said...

Very sad, Denny was a childhood friend of my dad's and always remembered us no matter how famous he got. Great Chicago cop and a great actor. Rest in Peace.

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Jason Blue Eyes said...

yep @ Midnight Run

"Go get a fuckin' cream soda."

He was great in Sidewalks Of New york as well. Damn - Brittany Murphy is gone and now Dennis. That movie is going to be depressing to watch now.

JoElla said...

:( this makes me really sad.

Heck I even loved him in that bad Bette Middler movie he was in.

8=====D - RememberKermitGosnell said...

I think I have never seen something his, but he seemed to be a nice dude.
RIP.

Marieeee said...

Celebrities always die in 3's. Cory, and now Dennis. Wonder who is next.

L said...

RIP - liked him loads.. definitely too young

FS said...

Another Manhunter fan here! I think that was the first time I ever saw Dennis Farina (or maybe it was Miami Vice, Michael Mann used him in both). Dennis Farina is one of my favorite actors of all time. Rest in Peace.

Cleodacat said...

He will be missed.

kelly said...

It's been a sad month. RIP.

bunny honey said...

What a great actor. Loved him. RIP.

Dingle Barry said...

How can you not love him? Great actor. He will be missed. They just don't make them like that anymore.

Bangagong said...

I'm really sad about this. I really enjoyed seeing him play Nick's dad on New Girl this past season. Nick's dad died but they brought him back for a flashback episode; I was looking forward to more flashback episodes with Mr. Farina. :(
Anyway, the folks at New Girl must be reeling; first Cory, who shared the network with them, and now Mr. Farina.

Steampunk Jazz said...

SonofaBITCH!

lutefleck said...

Blood clots don't come from smoking. They travel to the lungs from other parts of the body. I ended up with a blood clot in my leg and spent 18 months on blood thinners and had a screen inserted to prevent it from traveling to my lungs.
The poor guy probably did not know he had a blood clot.
My father in law had one that traveled into his optic nerve and blinded him.

Alicia said...

Totally thought of Snatch as well. Best part of the movie

audrey said...

I have liked hims since he did Crime Story. RIP Mr Farina.

Sherry said...

JisforMe and Alicia: My favorite too. He was awesome in that movie. Sad to see him go. What a fabulous actor. And nice to hear he never forgot where he came from.

__-__=__ said...

RIP. He is a classic.

Me2 said...

OMG i thought i was the only one that remembered him in Miami Vice, I absolutely loved dennis I'm so sad he's gone but loved his body of work.

I can't believe I forgot he was in manhunter- i still believe that is a far superior version of the book it was based on.

Rach Around said...

Jisfor: agreed! Loved him in that role. Goyims.

Rach Around said...

JoElla: I remember that movie! When I was a kid we had pay tv for a while & that movie (about a divorced couple's daughter getting hitched?) was always on.

elspeth said...

Loved him. May he and his family have peace.

Anothergrayhare said...

Too bad. He just had a smile that looked so genuine. Seemed like a really nice guy. RIP.