Rockford Files’ Joe Santos Dead at 84

Joe Santos, best known for playing The Rockford Files‘ Lt. Dennis Becker, passed away Friday. He was eighty-four.
According to the trash tabloid TMZ, which first reported his passing, Santos suffered a major heart attack on Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. At the hospital he was placed on life support, then died early Friday morning in a hospital located in Santa Monica.
In 1979, Santos was nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of Rockford Files‘ Becker, a role he inhabited for 6 seasons and several subsequent TV movies. His television work also included Hill Street Blues, Hardcastle and McCormack, Magnum, P.I. and The Sopranos.
He is survived by a daughter and two sons.

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