Brian Tarantina, a veteran actor who appeared on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” was found dead early Saturday morning at his apartment in New York City. He was 60.
NYPD confirmed that officers found Tarantina unresponsive at 12:40 a.m. His cause of death is under investigation. TMZ is reporting that the cause of death was a drug overdose. Other reports indicate that Tarantina was suffering from an illness.
The NYPD said in a statement, “Upon arrival, officers observed a 60-year-old male, unconscious and unresponsive, fully-clothed, on his couch. EMS responded to the location and pronounced the aided male deceased at the scene. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death and the investigation remains ongoing.”
Tarantina also appeared on the Gilmore Girls from 2001- 2002. He guest-starred on numerous shows including, “Law & Order,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Black Donnellys,” “The Sopranos,” “Heroes,”and “The Blacklist.” He also had roles in “BlacKkKlansman” and “Summer of Sam.”