Brian Tarantina, perhaps best known for his role in television series' such as The Wonderful Mrs. Maisel and The Gilmore Girls, has died aged 60.
The actor was found dead early Saturday morning in his Manhattan apartment.
As well as his roles on TV, Tarantina also starred in some huge films from Francis Ford Coppola and Brian DePalma.
Our thoughts go out to Tarantina's family and friends at this hard time.
Keep scrolling to learn more abut Brian Tarantina and his early death.
He was born in 1959.
via: Getty ImagesBorn in New York City on March 27, 1959, Brian Tarantina will be remembered as one of the all time veterans of the acting world.
He stared in a plethora of legendary films.From Uncle Buck to Francis Ford Coppola's, The Cotton Club, Tarantina's works were about as eclectic as you could get.
He often played tough guys in supporting roles.Tarantina is, however, perhaps best known for his endless tough guy roles in films such as Jacob's Ladder, The Jerky Boys, Summer of Sam, and Knight and Day.
But that's not all.Tarantina also starred in such classics as Carlito's Way, Donnie Brasco, and City By the Sea.
He also starred in countless TV shows.Tarantina also made a name for himself starring in numerous supporting roles in Law & Order, Miami Vice, Spin City, Oz, NYPD Blue, ER, The Sopranos, Heroes, The Black Donnellys, The Blacklist, Madame Secretary, and Blue Bloods.
But more recently.Aside from his role in Uncle Buck, Tarantina is perhaps most well recognized recently for his role as Jackie in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and in Gilmore Girls.
The actor's body was found on Saturday morning.
via: Getty ImagesThe veteran actor was found in his Manhattan apartment on the morning of November 2nd. According to TMZ, it appeared Tarantina had passed away as a result of a fatal drug overdose.
His niece went to check on him.TMZ reports that Tarantina's niece went to check on him at his Hell's Kitchen residence at around 12:30am. She allegedly noticed him unresponsive on the sofa so she called the emergency services.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
I'm sad to report that our beloved Bootsy has passed away. RIP 💔 https://t.co/qmH4wz2Ixo— OG Gilmore Girls Fans (@OG Gilmore Girls Fans)1572744502.0
Cannot believe we've lost another member of the Gilmore Girls family today. Rest in Peace Brian Tarantina ❤ Espe… https://t.co/9l0BcxaVxG— Kristi Carlson (@Kristi Carlson)1572754353.0
I have known him for years. He was an amazing, very, very talented actor and very sweet person. I was really shocked and very sad. I'm still shocked.
The cause of his death remains unknown.
RIP @#BrianTarantina we had some wild times back in the day. So glad you found some glory before shuffling off. https://t.co/IqacnaOK72— Rob Morrow (@Rob Morrow)1572796195.0
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel paid tribute to him.
The Gaslight won’t be the same without you. Thank you Brian Tarantina for sharing in all of the laughs. Sending lov… https://t.co/Me9ucOIFOY— The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (@The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)1572732885.0
The Gaslight won’t be the same without you. Thank you Brian Tarantina for sharing in all of the laughs. Sending love to his family and friends in this difficult time
They also wrote:
“You can’t describe a guy like Brian, you just had to be there. And lucky for us, we were. We love him and will for… https://t.co/YhERyixn4X— The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (@The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)1572749702.0
You can’t describe a guy like Brian, you just had to be there. And lucky for us, we were. We love him and will forever miss him.
Countless others paid tribute.
— BREAKING NEWS — Mustang Sally actor Brian Tarantina has died aged 60 Brian was a big part in one of my favourit… https://t.co/IWlehI29uQ— The Sopranos Club (@The Sopranos Club)1572724307.0
Michael Ornstein also paid his condolences.
#BrianTarantina Your name is written in the stars, my pal. https://t.co/gFwftpFu8h— Michael Marisi Ornstein (@Michael Marisi Ornstein)1572802253.0
Brian Tarantina. Your name is written in the stars, my pal.
Rest in peace.
via: Getty ImagesOur thoughts go out to Tarantina's family and friends at this hard time. Rest in peace.