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Actor John Spencer from West Wing dies of Heart Attack

December 17th, 2005

Actor John Spencer from West Wing dies of Heart Attack

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John Spencer was four days from his 59th birthday, when he died of a heart attack this past Friday.

Spencer was a 2002 Emmy winner for the NBC West Wing TV series.  An NBC spokesperson stated that Spencer died at the hospital.  He was a recovering alcoholic.

He was born on December 20th, 1946.  His first break came as a role of a love interest of Cathy Lane in the 1960s Patty Duke Show.

In 1990, Spencer played Tommy Mullaney in NBCs L.A. Law.  He stayed with L.A. Law until 1994.  He then did some films as a supporting actor in Forget Paris and The Rock.  He also was also in Presumed Innocent and Black Rain.

 

 

In 1999, he was acting for NBCs West Wing TV show.  He also continued to act in the theater.  Spencer earned five Emmy nominations from 2000-2004 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

 
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By Nicole Wilson
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