A “Sons of Anarchy” star was found dead in California after suffering an apparent heart attack.
Paul John Vasquez passed away at age 48.
Sources told TMZ that Vasquez died on Monday night, Sept. 24 from an apparent heart attack.
He was at his father’s home in San Jose; his dad found him unconscious and called paramedics but they were not able to revive him.
“This news has come as a surprise to us. Our hearts are heavy. He was a kind, creative, and loving man. He will be missed,” Vasquez’s rep said in a statement to Fox News.
Vasquez played Angel Ganz and prominently featured in two episodes the fourth season of “Sons of Anarchy.”
He also had roles across a variety of shows, including appearances in “How I Met Your Mother” and “CSI: NY.” He had three roles in pre-production of announced, including a role in the movie “Lone Wolf.”
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'Sons of Anarchy' Actor Paul John Vasquez Dead at 48 https://t.co/KNoIUGGezh
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According to his IMDB profile, Vasquez was born and raised in San Jose.
“He credits his parents for his passion to become an artist. While growing up he found himself becoming an avid film buff and decided he wanted to become an actor after seeing performances by actors Anthony Quinn, Charles Bronson, James Remar, Robert De Niro, and the late Raul Julia,” his bio stated.
“Paul performed in his first play, ‘Ten Little Indians,’ at the young age of 5. He followed with more theatre performances until the age of 18. His most notable theatre performance was starring in the David Mamet play ‘The Frog Prince.’ His performance brought him critical acclaim in the San Jose theatre community.” Soon, Vasquez moved to Hollywood and began appearing in television series and movies.
Another star from “Sons of Anarchy,” Alan O’Neill, who played Hugh, passed away earlier this year.
O’Neill passed away in June at his home in Toluca Lake, California, reported Entertainment Tonight.