Paul John Vasquez, who appeared in Sons Of Anarchy, has died aged 48.
The actor was found dead at his father’s house in San Jose, California, his rep confirmed at 2am this morning (September 26).
Speaking to Fox News, the rep released a statement, which said:
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.
His cause of death has not been released, but sources close to Paul told TMZ the actor died of a suspected heart attack. The 48-year-old was reportedly found unconscious by his father after which paramedics were called to the scene, but were unable to revive him.
Paul played Angel Ganz in two episodes of season four of Sons Of Anarchy in 2011, and has also appeared in How I Met Your Mother and CSI: NY.
According to the actor’s biography on IMDb, he also worked behind the camera as a writer, director and producer. He was recently one of the producers of the documentary Quincy Coleman: It’s All in the Song, which was screened at several film festivals.
At the time of his death, the actor was working on developing a number of films he’d written. He was also involved in charity work.
His biography reads:
[Paul] assisted under privileged children by exposing them to the arts and influencing them to follow their dreams.
He is proud to be a part of the Latino Community in Hollywood and is an advocate for his Mexican/Spanish culture to be seen in more diverse roles in mainstream films and television.
In June this year, Sons Of Anarchy co-star Alan O’Neill was found dead in the hallway of his girlfriend’s flat. He was just 47 years old.
Police said the Irish actor had a history of heart problems and was a heavy drinker and smoker.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Paul John Vasquez at this difficult time.
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