Officers said they found the actor unresponsive on a couch and pronounced him dead at the scene. at the Gaslight Cafe. ", Tarantina was with the "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" cast in January when it. Ms. Brosnahan mourned the loss of her castmate. In January, he appeared onstage with other members of the cast to accept the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding ensemble in a comedy series. Tarantina most recently starred on Amazon Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel as Jackie, the emcee at the Gaslight comedy club … He appeared on the series in 2001 and 2002 as well as in the 2016 Netflix mini-series “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.”. A medical examiner will determine the cause of death, the department said. He was an amazing, very, very talented actor and very sweet person," Smith said. Tarantina had been "quite ill recently" and was recuperating at home, said his manager, Laurie Smith. A publicist for the series said Mr. Tarantina will appear in the third season of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which returns on Dec. 6. Mr. Tarantina was best known for his work on the Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” on which he played Jackie, the M.C. A New York-bred actor, he also had roles on the stage, in movies and in a soap opera. at the Gaslight comedy club, where Midge Maisel, the housewife-turned-comic played by Rachel Brosnahan, got her unwitting start. He was 60. In the 1980s, he appeared in Broadway productions including “Angels Fall” and “Biloxi Blues.” He had parts in the daytime soap opera “One Life to Live” in the 1990s and mid-2000s. The death of the “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” actor Brian Tarantina last month was caused by an accidental drug overdose, the medical examiner’s office in New York said on Tuesday. In the popular mother-and-daughter comedy series “Gilmore Girls,” he played Bootsy, the owner of a newsstand in the fictional town of Stars Hollow. He appeared in this year's crime drama "The Kitchen" starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss. on the Emmy Award-winning series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” was found dead on Saturday at his home in Manhattan. His publicist, Laurie Smith, said Mr. Tarantina died of “complications from a severe health crisis he experienced a few months ago.”. “Our family of weirds won’t be the same without him.”. on the Emmy-winning show. His publicist had blamed a “health crisis” for the actor’s death last month. He attended what is now the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Manhattan, where he began pursuing an acting career. He was 60. His acting credits include roles in TV's "Gilmore Girls" and movies including "Summer of Sam" and "Uncle Buck. And weirder.”, Brian Tarantina, Actor on ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ Dies at 60, Brian Tarantina at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January in Los Angeles, where he and his castmates were honored for their work on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”. Brian Tarantina, the actor known for his role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, has died, PEOPLE confirms. Mr. Tarantina took on film roles as well, including appearances in “Uncle Buck” (1989), “Summer of Sam” (1999) and “Knight and Day” (2010). At the time, his publicist, Laurie Smith, said he died of “complications from a severe health crisis he experienced a few months ago.”, On Tuesday, the city’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner said in a statement that the cause of death was “acute intoxication by the combined effects of fentanyl, heroin, diazepam and cocaine.”. In January, Mr. Tarantina appeared onstage with his fellow cast members to accept the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding ensemble in a comedy series. (CNN)Brian Tarantina, an actor who recently played the role of Jackie in Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" series, has died in New York at age 60, his manager told CNN on Saturday. Mr. Tarantina was also known for his role on the television comedy series “Gilmore Girls,” in which he appeared from 2001 to 2002, and again in 2016 when Netflix revived it for a mini-series. The show’s creators, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, said in a statement that Mr. Tarantina had been in their lives for more than 25 years. Brian Tarantina, ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Actor, Died of Overdose, Medical Examiner Says. Mr… "I have known him for years. The death of the “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” actor Brian Tarantina last month was caused by an accidental drug overdose, the medical examiner’s office in New York said on Tuesday. Brian Tarantina ‘s cause of death has been revealed. New York City officers responded to a report at … He was 60. 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He came in with that voice and that timing and he made every scene better. I'm still shocked. Mr. Tarantina, 60, was found in his apartment in Manhattan on Nov. 2. (CNN) Brian Tarantina -- who recently played Jackie in Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" -- died of "acute intoxication by the combined effects of … Brian Tarantina, a character actor known for playing a comedy club M.C. About 12:40 a.m., police officers responded to a call reporting an unconscious male inside an apartment in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. Tarantina was found in his midtown Manhattan apartment after someone called 911 to say he was unconscious, and medics pronounced him dead at the scene, the New York Police Department said. He played a comedy club M.C. On Tuesday, the authorities cited fentanyl, heroin, diazepam and cocaine. on the Emmy Award-winning series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” was found dead on Saturday at his home in Manhattan. “He was in Amy’s first pilot,” they said. Brian Tarantina was born on March 27, 1959, in New York. [Update: In December, the medical examiner reported that Mr. Tarantina died of an overdose.]. Actor Brian Tarantina of the TV show "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," has died, New York City police said. He was 60. Mr. Tarantina was best known recently for his work on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which last year won the Emmy for outstanding comedy series.