Actor Francesco Quinn Passes Away at 48

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Francesco Quinn, actor and son of silver screen legend Anthony Quinn, died on Friday near his home in Malibu, Calif. He was only 48 years old.

The younger Quinn shot to stardom in the Oliver Stone movie Platoon, and became a staple on TV with regular and guest-starring roles since.

He has appeared on countless series including ER, 24 and NCIS. Born in Rome, Francesco also frequently worked on Italian television projects.

Francesco Quinn Picture

R.I.P. Francesco Quinn (1963-2011).

According to reports, Francesco collapsed two days ago while out running with his son Max. Neighbors and then paramedics tried to revive him.

Tragically, he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

A dead ringer for his father, who passed away in 2001, Francesco leaves behind his wife Valentina and three children. May he rest in peace.

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