The son of late actor and Oscar winner Anthony Quinn, Francesco Quinn, has died at the age of 48. Quinn died of an apparent heart attack while jogging near his home in Malibu California on Friday night. Quinn was with his son Max when he fell and went unconscious people on the scene were not able to revive him.
“We were working feverishly at it. However, at a certain point it turned, and there was no response,” La Costa resident Tim Lawrence told local news website, the Malibu Patch. Paramedics arrived and took Quinn to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Francesco was an actor like his father and was one of Anthony Quinn’s eight children. Francesco Quinn got his big break playing the drug-dealing soldier Rhah in “Platoon”. Quinn appeared in more than a dozen films. The two Quinns also had the opportunity to share the role of Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea, son and father playing the character as a young and old man
According to Wikipedia, Quinn also appeared in several TV series. From 1999 to 2001, Francesco appeared on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless as Nina Webster’s boyfriend, Tomas del Cerro. He was lead guest star in an episode of JAG (1995).
On CBS’s The Fugitive, Quinn played Victor Gutierrez, a DEA agent with an edge, and he has played the recurring role of villain Syed Ali on Fox’s series 24.
Other TV guest starring roles have occurred in Criminal Minds, ER, CSI: Miami, The Glades, Navy NCIS, Alias, Crossing Jordan, In the Heat of the Night, Miami Vice, Red Shoe Diaries, The Handler, Soldier of Fortune, Good vs. Evil, Vengeance Unlimited, and The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones. Quinn also portrayed the final criminal/villain, Guillermo Beltran, in the long-running F/X series, The Shield.By: Pat Prescott
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