The Marvelous Mrs Maisel actor Brian Tarantina has died in his Manhattan home aged 60.

The New York Police Department says officers responded to the apartment on West 51st Street shortly before 1am on Saturday.

They found the character actor on his couch, fully clothed but unconscious and unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of death is being determined by the medical examiner.

Cast of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

His manager Laurie Smith said he had recently had a severe illness. She remembered him as a “wonderful actor and good friend”.

Tarantina had roles in a number of television shows and movies, including Gilmore Girls and BlacKkKlansman.

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