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James Farentino’s Cause of Death: Official Certificate Contains a Surprise

Feb 3, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Actor James Farentino’s death late last month, which we reported previously, was initially thought to be due to heart failure. But his death certificate contains a surprise, attributing the Hollywood veteran’s death to a broken hip, TMZ.com reports.

Farentino, an Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner known for roles on “Dynasty,” “Blue Thunder” and “E.R.,” officially died from "sequelae of right hip fracture," the story reports. The piece adds: “For those who don’t know … sequela is doctor-speak for a pathological condition that stems from a previous injury — in this case, a broken hip.”

Farentino reportedly broke his hip when he fell out of his bed in December, before dying at the age of 73 in January. The nature of the complication from the injury was unknown.

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  1. As derived from the same word as “sequel”

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