“L.A. Law” actor Larry Drake died Thursday. He was 66. A cause of death was not revealed, but he had health problems related to his weight, TMZ reported. None of his ailments were terminal, though, his rep told the publication.
Drake was found in his Hollywood home by one of his friends, who called the police, a source said. Sadly, the actor was pronounced dead at the scene.
Drake earned two Emmys for his role as Benny Stulwicz on “L.A. Law,” where he played an intellectually disabled clerk at the Los Angeles law office. He took home the award for best supporting actor in a drama series in 1988 and again in 1989.
He was also nominated for three Golden Globes. Aside from “L.A. Law,” he was best known for “Darkman,” “Bean” and “American Pie 2,” according to his profile on the Internet Movie Database.
He didn’t have any more movie or television credits after 2008. He reportedly dropped out of the profession but was working as an acting coach, the Washington Times noted.
His family has not issued an official statement.
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