'Mrs. Maisel' actor Tarantina's death from combination of drugs

Brian Tarantina, in a photo taken in January 2019.

Drug intoxication caused the death of actor Brian Tarantina, who played a comedy club emcee in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” the New York City medical examiner has ruled.

The medical examiner, who declared Tarantina's death an accident on Tuesday, said he died from the combined effects of fentanyl, heroin, diazepam and cocaine.

Tarantina, 60, died at his Manhattan apartment on Nov. 2.

TMZ previously reported that Tarantina's niece had stopped to check in on the actor at his Hell's Kitchen apartment and found him unresponsive on his couch. Paramedics pronounced the actor dead at the scene.

He had roles in a number of other television shows and movies, including "Gilmore Girls" and “BlacKkKlansman.”


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