Actor Francesco Quinn Died While Running With Son

August 07, 2011 17:03:06 GMT

At 43-year-old, the son of late actor Anthony Quinn was pronounced dead at hospital after collapsing on the street.

Actor Francesco Quinn Died While Running With Son
See larger image

Anthony Quinn's actor son Francesco Quinn died of heart attack on Friday, August 5 night while running on the street near his Malibu home. The 43-year-old collapsed while out with his son Max. His neighbor tried to revive him but "at a certain point it turned, and there was no response."

"There was a moment where we thought that we were making progress, that we started to sense that this could work. We were working feverishly at it," a witness told Malibu Patch about the moments before they realized they could do nothing further. Paramedics arrived and took Quinn to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Francesco is survived by his wife Valentina Castellani-Quinn and their three children. "Francesco was my soulmate and the best father for Sofia, Michela and Max," Valentina told the Malibu Patch. "I will love him forever."

Francesco is best known for his role as drug dealer Rhah in "Platoon". He also landed roles on TV series like "24", "ER", and "Restless".


Post Your Comments

posted by ZmP on Aug 09, 2011
He was 48 but he looked 43 and was fit like a 35 year old. Life is mysterious. Rest sweet Prince.
posted by ZmP on Aug 09, 2011
He had the twins with his first wife of 16 yrs and then he had little Sofia with 2nd wife Valentina... He loved both his wives fiercely and was a loving family man, who cared about his kids, siblings, mom and wives more than anything material or his career. A friend of 29 years he will be greatly missed and loved. Ciao bello Frankie! xoZ
posted by on Aug 07, 2011
He always had a smile on his face and my family loved his humor, passion and his father. He will be missed Forever.

Screen Name
Please Enter