Rachel Broshnahan, Alex Borstein remember Brian Tarantina, co-star of 'Marvelous Mrs Maisel'
Rachel Broshnahan and Alex Borstein have paid tribute to their 'The Marvelous Mrs Maisel' co-star Brian Tarantina, who died at the age of 60. Amazon series, died Saturday.
A spokesman for the New York Police Department said officers received a call around 12.40 on Saturday morning about an unconscious person in a Manhattan apartment.
When authorities arrived at the scene, they discovered Tarantina lying on her sofa, and emergency medical services responded and declared him officially dead.
The New York City coroner's office will determine his official cause of death, but his representative said the actor had been ill lately and was recovering from a heart-related problem.
Broshnahan remembered Tarantina as the weirdo gold bug without which the show will not be the same.
It was very sad to hear the death of Brian Tarantina. He was hilarious, talented, kind and a freak of gold. Our family of strangers would not be the same without him, the actor wrote on Instagram next to a Tarantina frame of the show.
Borstein also poster his tribute to the actor on Instagram, addressing him directly as his character Susie.
Damn it, Jackie, you're fucking fucked up. I thought you would be the last to leave me, Susie wrote.
Before Broshnahan and Borstein, the creators of the program. Amy Sherman-Palladino & Daniel Palladino Tarantina's death had cried.
For more than twenty-five years, Brian Tarantina has been in our lives. He was Amy's first pilot. And it has been in everything important that we have done since then.
"He came in with that voice & that timing & he made every scene better. And weirder. Every moment was completely unique. You can't describe a guy like Brian, you just had to be there. And lucky for us, we were. We love him & will forever miss him," they said in a joint statement.
The official Twitter account of the Amazon show also paid tribute to Tarantina.
"The Gaslight won't be the same without you. Thank you Brian Tarantina for sharing in all of the laughs. Sending love to his family & friends in this difficult time," the post read.
According to the Hollywood media source, Tarantina's niece found him near a white powder substance that is supposedly believed to be narcotics. The publication reported that the actor died of an apparent drug overdose.
Tarantina was also known for his roles in shows such as 'Gilmore Girls' & 'The Black Donnellys'. He also starred in 'Heroes', 'Law & Order' & 'The Good Wife'.
His movie credits include 'Jacob's Ladder', 'Donnie Brasco', 'Uncle Buck' & 'Summer of Sam'. He most recently featured in this year's 'The Kitchen', with Melissa McCarthy & Tiffany Haddish .