July 12, 2010 03:44:37 GMT
'The screen gave out. He only had one arm and he went out with the screen,' his uncle Jim McManus says.
Actor Bobby Spillane has died after falling from a sixth floor window in New York. The star, who appeared in TV shows including "Law & Order", is said to have fallen to his death from a Manhattan building on Saturday, July 10. He was 45 years old.
There is no foul play suspected, according to TMZ.com. Spillane's father was legendary mobster Mickey Spillane, who was gunned down in 1977.
Robert Spillane reportedly had his arm in a sling and was leaning against a screen on a partially open window when he fell, said relatives. "The screen gave out," said his uncle Jim McManus as quoted by the Guardian. "He only had one arm and he went out with the screen." McManus described his nephew's death as a "terribly sad accident".