Brian Tarantina, famous for his roles in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “The Sopranos” and “NYPD Blue,” was 60-years-old when he died in his Manhattan home on Nov. 2.
According to TMZ, the NYC Chief Medical Examiner has determined what killed the late actor.
Tarantina is said to have died from acute intoxication from a mixture of drugs including fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and Diazepam (Valium). The medical examiner has ruled that his death was accidental meaning that he wasn’t intentionally trying to kill himself.
Fentanyl has been a factor for many celebrity deaths including rappers Mac Miller and Lil Peep, Tom Petty, Prince, Freddy Soto and professional wrestler Anthony Durante.
TMZ covered Tarantina’s death on Nov. 2. They were told that when cops and paramedics arrived at his apartment, they found a white powdery substance near his body in which they believed to be narcotics.
At the time of his death, many people spoke out on social media celebrating Tarantina’s acting career.
“Very sorry to hear that Brian Tarantina has died. Terrific actor, his performances brought so much joy and laughter to his audience (a big favorite in our home)- gone too soon. Flights of Angels, Brian,” someone tweeted.
“THIS: One hits home, to hear the passing of Brian Tarantina. I met BT years ago when he was on a soap opera and I worked for the network. He was such a kind person. Gone too soon #RIPBrianTarantina,” another person said.
“Brian Tarantina was a friend of mine. He was a craftsman who taught me by example how being an actor can be the equivalent of being a tradesman. Do your job because you’re a pro. My friend has died. The world should know he was a man that honored his friends and his work,” said “Jack Ryan” actor Wendell Pierce.