This is really sad. Brian Tarantina, a veteran New York with a long list of great credits, has died at age 60. According to reports, he was found full clothed and unresponsive in his Hell’s Kitchen apartment.
TMZ speculates that cause of death was a drug overdose.
Tarantina’s most recent and current credit was playing Jackie, the owner and emcee of the Gaslight Comedy Club on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” His repartee with Susie (Alex Borstein) was classic.
Half Italian, and half Irish, Tarantina listed his hobbies on the imdb as “Hobbies: playing pool, rooting for the New York Yankees and black jack”
He will be missed, especially at the Gaslight.
The Gaslight won’t be the same without you. Thank you Brian Tarantina for sharing in all of the laughs. Sending love to his family and friends in this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/J1R1ijF3tE
— The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (@MaiselTV) November 2, 2019