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.

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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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I worked as a Teamster on the 2011 season of 'Glades'. During my time spent on the show, I had the opportunity to drive Mr. Quinn to and from location. He was as genuine and engaging as any person I have ever met; in or out of this business. We shared lengthy conversations and I was so entertained by his fascinating stories and maybe he, not so entertained by mine; but he listened. I,m a better person for having met him and was so looking forward to speaking with him again during this upcoming season. I am very saddened by this tragic news. Just today did I learn of his passing. I am stunned. My condolences to his family, especially his kids. What a GREAT guy. Respectfully, Brian

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sad to hear of francesco quinn passing,he has only been married once to a julie mccann quinn,they had twins born mar 2002.ewins max and michela.he had no other children

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im so sorry to hear about francesco quinn, he was very handsome much like his father. its normal to hear about deaths when they are elderly but only 48 is just to early to go. my condolences to his family. RIP FRANCESCO