Carmen Argenziano, star of Stargate SG1 and The Godfather Pt.II, has passed away at the age of 75.
The actor, whose career has spanned nearly 50 years, has appeared in a number of much loved TV shows including Cheers, ER and Melrose Place.
His cause of death is not yet known.
Event Horizon Talent, who represented the star, released a heartfelt statement confirming the news on Facebook.
They wrote: ‘It is with a heavy heart and more sadness than anyone can realize right now that I announce the passing of client Carmen Argenziano at the age of 75.
Remembering his career, they then added their own personal tribute, and added: ‘While Carmen was a client, he was also a good friend.
‘While he was a class act and a consummate gentleman at the events he was booked for, he was also a caring and generous person.
‘While I had known him for more than a decade, it wasn’t until the past three years as a representative for him that our trust and friendship grew and blossomed. He truly treated me like family, and that sentiment was returned.’
‘Please join me in sending thoughts and prayers to Carmen’s family and loved ones during this difficult time. Godspeed, my friend,’ it ended.
While his career covered both film and TV, the star is most known for playing General Jacob Carter in Stargate SG-1, appearing on the show from 1998 – 2005.
He also appeared in a number of high profile films, playing the District Attorney in Jodie Foster fronted crime thriller The Accused, and playing in Godfather Pt.II.
James Franco also cast him in the leading role of his version of literary classic, Don Quixote.
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