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Chicago actor Dennis Farina, star of 'Law & Order,' dead at 69

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In this 2012 file photo, Dennis Farina arrives at the premiere for the HBO television series "Luck" in Los Angeles. Farina died suddenly on Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz., after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69.

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Actor Dennis Farina in character as Police Detective Joe Fontana on NBC's "Law & Order." Farina died suddenly on Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz., after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69.

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Jake Johnson, Dennis Farina and Zooey Deschanel in a scene from "New Girl." Farina died suddenly on Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz., after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69.

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Dennis Farina, who plays New York Police Detective Joe Fontana, acts in a scene with Michael Imperioli as Detective Nick Falco, in an episode from NBC's police drama,"Law & Order." Farina died suddenly Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz., after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69.

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Joan Allen, Dustin Hoffman, John Ortiz and Dennis Farina in a scene from the HBO original series "Luck." Farina died suddenly Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz., after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69.

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Dennis Farina, a former Chicago cop who as a popular actor played a cop on "Law & Order," has died. Lori De Waal, his representative, says Farina died Monday morning in a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69.
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    • In this 2012 file photo, Dennis Farina arrives at the premiere for the HBO television series “Luck” in Los Angeles. Farina died suddenly on Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz., after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69.
    • Actor Dennis Farina in character as Police Detective Joe Fontana on NBC’s “Law & Order.” Farina died suddenly on Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz., after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69.
    • Jake Johnson, Dennis Farina and Zooey Deschanel in a scene from “New Girl.” Farina died suddenly on Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz., after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69.
    • Dennis Farina, who plays New York Police Detective Joe Fontana, acts in a scene with Michael Imperioli as Detective Nick Falco, in an episode from NBC’s police drama,”Law & Order.” Farina died suddenly Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz., after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69.
    • Joan Allen, Dustin Hoffman, John Ortiz and Dennis Farina in a scene from the HBO original series “Luck.” Farina died suddenly Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz., after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69.
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