West Wing’s John Spencer Dies


My Dad just called me and asked if I had heard. I had not. 58 is too young. I enjoyed his role as Leo, and years ago, his role as Tommy Delaney on LA Law. From the article, he seems to have been a good guy to have around.

JohnSpencer.jpgAP Wire | 12/17/2005 | Actor John Spencer of ‘West Wing’ dies of heart attack in LA

Actor John Spencer of ‘West Wing’ dies of heart attack in LA
LYNN ELBER
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES – John Spencer had much in common with the character he played on “The West Wing”: both men were driven, recovering alcoholics who seemed to have rebounded from their health problems.

Spencer’s death by heart attack Friday stunned fellow cast members, who said his health had appeared better recently. The actor, who would have turned 59 Tuesday, died at Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles after being admitted during the night, said his publicist, Ron Hofmann.

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