Dennis Farina Dies at 69

Dennis Farina died on Monday, the actor's publicist
told the AP.
He was 69.

No cause was given for his death.

Known as a character actor, Farina appeared in numerous TV
shows and films, playing mostly mobsters or police officers (he was a former
Chicago PD member). He had roles most notably in films Midnight Run and Get
. On television, Farina was known best for playing Detective Joe
Fontana on the original Law & Order.

His most recent role was on HBO's Luck.