Jon Polito of ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Homicide’ and ‘The Crow’ dies at 65
LOS ANGELES — Veteran character actor Jon Polito died of cancer Thursday at the age of 65, and with his passing we lost another key performer from two of the ’90s’ best cult classics, The Crow and The Big Lebowski.
David Huddleston, the actor who played Jeffrey Lebowski, died just last month, while Crow star Brandon Lee was tragically killed during filmingTMZ reported that Polito fell into a coma on Sunday after being taken off life support.
Polito’s friend, frequent Homicide director John McNaughton, shared the news on Facebook. “Very sad to learn that my dear friend and collaborator, Jon Polito, has passed away,” wrote McNaughton. “He appeared in over 100 films, countless TV episodes, and on Broadway,” he added. “Jon was a born actor and will be deeply missed by his legion of friends, fans, family, and of course his long time partner, Darryl Armbruster, to whom I send my condolences. R.I.P. old pal.” Read more…
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