Joe Santos, ‘The Rockford Files’ Actor, Dies at 84

The actor died Friday morning after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday

Joe Santos, who starred as Lt. Dennis Becker on James Garner’s “The Rockford Files,” has died at the age of 84.

According to TMZ, Santos’ son told the outlet that his father had a heart attack at his home in Los Angeles Wednesday and was put on life support. He subsequently passed away Friday morning in Santa Monica.

Santos was nominated for an Emmy in 1979 for his work in “The Rockford Files.” He also starred in “Magnum, P.I.,” “Miami Vice,” “Quantum Leap” and “MacGyver.”

Most recently, Santos starred in the 2015 film “Chronic.”

He is survived by his two sons and his daughter.

Santos’ reps have not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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