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Actor Brian Tarantina's death caused by accidental overdose

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Posted at 4:24 PM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 18:29:58-05

NEW YORK CITY — "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" actor Brian Tarantina died of an accidental drug overdose, according to the New York City Medical Examiner's office.

Tarantina died Nov. 2 at age 60 from intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl, heroin, diazepam and cocaine, Aja Worthy-Davis, executive director of public affairs for the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, confirmed to NBC News.

A family member called police to report an unconscious person in a Manhattan residence, police said in November. Paramedics officially declared Tarantina deceased at his Hell's Kitchen home.

Tarantina is survived by his son, Sean; sister, Claire; and brother, Mark.

Brian Tarantina was best known for his roles as Bootsy on "Gilmore Girls" and Jackie on "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."