‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Actor Brian Tarantina’s Cause of Death Ruled an Overdose

He played Jackie, emcee of the Gaslight, on the hit Amazon series

Last Updated: December 17, 2019 @ 12:19 PM

“Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” actor Brian Tarantina’s death was ruled an overdose from fentanyl, heroin, diazepam and cocaine by the New York City Medical Examiner, according to Entertainment Tonight.

The 60 year-old actor was found dead in his apartment in New York City on Nov. 2, an NYPD spokesperson told TheWrap at the time.

“On Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at approximately 0040 hours, police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious male inside of 353 West 51 Street, apartment 11, within the confines of the Midtown North Precinct,” the spokesperson said. “Upon arrival, officers observed a 60-year-old male, unconscious and unresponsive, fully-clothed, on his couch. EMS responded to the location and pronounced the aided male deceased at the scene (his residence).”

On Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Tarantina played Jackie, the emcee of the Gaslight where Midge performs. Jackie later went on to become Susie Myerson’s roommate in Season 3. He has also appeared on many TV series, including “Gilmore Girls,” “The Black Donnellys,” “Heroes,” “Law & Order” and “The Good Wife.” In addition, Tarantina’s long career in film includes “Jacob’s Ladder,” “Donnie Brasco,” “Uncle Buck” and “Summer of Sam.” He most recently appeared alongside Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish in “The Kitchen.”

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