Gilmore Girls star Brian Tarantina passes away due to apparent drug overdose; Deets Inside

Gilmore Girls and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel actor Brian Tarantina passed away on November 2. The star was found dead in his NYC apartment.
Gilmore Girls star Brian Tarantina passes away due to apparent drug overdose; Deets InsideGilmore Girls star Brian Tarantina passes away due to apparent drug overdose; Deets Inside
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It has been a sad day for Gilmore Girls and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel fans as reports about Brian Tarantina passing away makes the headlines. The veteran actor died on November 2. The veteran actor, who has worked on several television shows and movies, was 60. Multiple international reports confirm the Brian was found dead on Saturday morning in his Manhattan apartment. Although a detailed report about the cause of his death is awaited, an NYPD representative told Entertainment Tonight that his death appears to be a fatal drug overdose.

The report explains that the paramedics arrived at his Manhattan apartment and found "a white powdery substance near his body, and he was pronounced dead on the scene." As per TMZ, Brian's niece was paying him a visit around 12:30 AM when she discovered him unresponsive on the couch.

As reported by CNN, Brian's manager Laurie Smith revealed the actor has been "quite ill recently" and was recuperating at home. "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," Laurie said. 

Brian's co-stars have also shared their thoughts on his sudden demise. Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, who write and direct The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, issued a joint statement. “For over twenty five years, Brian Tarantina has been in our lives. He was in Amy’s first pilot. And he’s been in every significant thing we’ve done since,” the statement said. “He came in with that voice and that timing and he made every scene better. And weirder. Every moment was completely unique. 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.”

Stay tuned to Pinkvilla for more updates. 

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