Paul Vasquez dead: Sons of Anarchy actor dies aged 48 (Image: TWITTER/PAUL VASQUEZ)
Paul Vasquez, the star on Sons of Anarchy, was found dead at his father’s house in San Jose, California, according to a statement from his representative released this morning.
His representative 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.”
It has been said Paul was discovered unconscious by his father on Monday night and paramedics were called to try to revive him.
He was a kind, creative and loving man. He will be missed.”
Paul Vasquez's rep
“We’re told his dad found him unconscious and paramedics were called but they were unable to revive him. The cause of death is still under investigation,” TMZ reported.
A cause of death has not yet been confirmed, although numerous sources say he suffered a suspected heart attack.
Paul was best known for his portrayal of Angel Ganz in the American series Sons of Anarchy, but also starred in a number of shows, including NYPD Blue.
The actor had roles in How I Met Your Mother, ER, and Justified, as well as 21 Jump Street, Private Eye and Simon and Simon.
His career took off in the ’80s when he starred in Freddy’s Nightmares, a programme inspired by A Nightmare on Elm’s Street.
In his biography on IMDB Paul is said to have worked with charities and “assisted under privileged children by exposing them to the arts and influencing them to follow their dreams”.
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