July 22nd, 2013
03:46 PM ET
He didn't start out an actor, but on Monday Tinseltown mourned the death of Dennis Farina as if he had been born to the stage.
The former police officer died at the age of 69, and Twitter immediately lit up with celebrity tributes for the former police officer who found fame on shows such as "Crime Story" and "Law & Order."
Actress Dana Delany, star of China Beach in which Farina guest-starred as Lt. Col. Edward Vincent in an episode, tweeted "Aww, Dennis Farina. He had a twinkle in his eye that could charm you & ice you at the same time. Too young."
Other stars also weighed in:
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