Francesco Quinn dies at 48

Actor was son of Anthony Quinn

Actor Francesco Quinn, the son of late Oscar-winning actor Anthony Quinn, died Friday, Aug. 5, while jogging with his young son in Malibu. He was 48.

Quinn made his feature debut as drug dealer Rhah in Oliver Stone’s “Platoon.” He appeared with his father in Giacomo Battiato’s 1988 film “Stradivari” and starred in numerous low-budget films.

The actor also did a considerable amount of TV work, doing a stint in 2000-01 on “The Young and the Restless” and recurring on “JAG,” “24,” “The Shield” and, most recently, the BBC’s “Zen” and A&E’s “The Glades.” He also guested on “CSI: Miami,” “ER” and “NCIS,” and he appeared this year in the telepic “Justice for Natalee Holloway.”

Quinn also did voicework for this summer’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” as well as for videogames including “Quantum of Solace” and “Mass Effect 2.”

Born in Rome, Quinn is the son of the “Zorba the Greek” star and second wife Iolanda.

He is survived by his wife, Italian-born actress Valentina Castellani-Quinn, and three children.

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