James Farentino's Death Certificate Notes Broken Hip as Official Cause of Death


James Farentino's Death Certificate Notes Broken Hip as Official Cause of Death


The 73-year-old actor, who played George Clooney's estranged father on 'ER', was originally reported to have passed away from heart failure following a long illness.

When James Farentino passed away on January 24, a family spokesman said that he died of heart failure. His death certificate, however, said differently. Released by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Thursday, January 24, it uncovered that the 73-year-old actor died from complications from a broken hip.

The document listed Farentino's official cause of death as "sesquelae of right hip fracture," which he suffered in December 2011 after falling out of his bed. Sesquelae is a pathological condition resulting from disease, injury or trauma. The nature of the complications that killed him was not disclosed though.

While broken hip is blamed for Farentino's passing, his heart could still be a contributing factor. Per the coroner's report, the actor who played George Clooney's estranged father on "ER" also had diabetes, hypertensive arteriosclerotic cardiopulmonary disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Charlie Sheen Opens Up About His Wild Night With Lindsay Lohan: 'She Literally Tucked Me In'
  2. It's Over! Kim Kardashian 'Pulling the Plug' on Her Marriage to Kanye West
  3. Khloe Kardashian Reveals Secret to Her Big and Perky Butt
  4. Britney Spears Freaks Out After Sex Tape Leaks Online
  5. Angelina Jolie Demands Brad Pitt to Keep the Kids Away From Jennifer Aniston
  6. Report: Drake Dating Legendary Singer Sade Adu
  7. Ryan Gosling May Dump Eva Mendes as Reports of Her Past Affair Emerge
  8. Report: Generous George Clooney Under FBI Investigation for Money Laundering
  9. Zac Efron Left Paris Jackson Heartbroken Nearly a Decade Ago
  10. Sleepyhead Madonna Leaves Kids Starving at Daughter's Birthday Bash

CELEBS PHOTO