Dennis Farina had lung cancer when he died, doctors say

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There’s newly released information that’s coming out on the health of Chicago actor Dennis Farina at the time of his death.

Doctors have confirmed that the former “Law and Order” star was battling lung cancer when he died on Monday.

The late actor’s cardiologist said that Farina did have a a small cancer 13 years ago that was treated, but over the last several months there was a recurrence for which he was being treated again.

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Over the weekend a blood clot developed in his lung, there was also a call to 911 from Farina’s home in Arizona saying that he was having trouble breathing.

It had never before been reported he had cancer.

Farina was 69 years old.

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