Francesco Quinn, son of Oscar winner Anthony Quinn, has died. The actor reportedly collapsed on his way home from the store. He was 48.
Francesco Quinn (ex-Tomas del Cerro
) died suddenly on August 5 from an apparent heart attack. Quinn, the son of Academy Award-winner Anthony Quinn, was 48.
Lt. James Royal of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office said that Quinn was walking from a store to his Malibu home with his son when he collapsed.
Quinn played The Young and the Restless' Tomas from 1999 through January 2001.
"He was such a wonderful man," Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) said of Quinn in a posting on her Facebook page.
In addition to his work on Y&R, Quinn is best-known for his role as a raspy-voiced soldier in the Oscar-winning Vietnam War film, Platoon
. He recently lent his vocal talents to the role of Dino in Transformers: Dark of the Moon
. On television, Quinn appeared on NCIS
, The Shield
, and 24
An official cause of death has not yet been determined. Quinn's agent, Arlene Thornton, told the Los Angeles Times
that Quinn died of a heart attack.