Anthony Quinn's Son, Actor Francesco, Dies At 48

Celebrity News Aug. 7, 2011 AT 12:29PM
Anthony Quinn's Son, Actor Francesco, Dies At 48 Credit: Katy Winn/Getty Images

 

Actor Francesco Quinn passed away suddenly near his Malibu home on Friday, local news site Malibu Patch has confirmed. The son of the late Oscar-winning actor Anthony Quinn, Francesco was just 48 years old.

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A witness tells Malibu Patch that Francesco was running up the street with his son Max when he suddenly collapsed from an apparent heart attack.

"There was a moment where we thought that we were making progress, that we started to sense that this could work," the witness said. "We were working feverishly at it. But at a certain point it turned, and there was no response."

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Francesco was born in Rome on March 22, 1963 and was best known for his 1986 breakout performance in Platoon, as well as his role as Tomas Del Cerro CBS' Young and the Restless. Most recently, he played the voice of Mirage/Dino in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Francesco is survived by his wife Valentina Castellani-Quinn, his three children Sofia, Max and Michela, and his 10 siblings.

 

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