Wade Dominguez, an actor who made his breakthrough as a lead student in the film “Dangerous Minds,” died Wednesday at Midway Hospital in Los Angeles from respiratory failure. He was 32.In “Minds,” Dominguez played an inner-city Latino student who Michelle Pfeiffer tried to save from his own anger and the streets. The actor followed that high-profile role with a starring turn in “City of Industry,” the John Irvin-directed film for Largo starring Harvey Keitel. Dominguez completed two other starring roles this year, in the Randall Kleiser-helmed “Reasonable Doubt,” and the Avi Nesh-directed “Taxman.” Dominguez is survived by his father, Ralph, stepmother, Joyce, and brothers, Vance and Tom. A memorial for family and friends will be held next week in Morgan Hill, Calif. Flowers should be sent to the Johnson Funeral Home in Morgan Hill.
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