'West Wing' actor John Spencer dies at 58

class=img_thumbleft>The Associated Press is


that actor

John Spencer

, who plays vice presidential candidate Leo McGarry on

"The West Wing,"

has died of a heart attack at age 58. Ironically, McGarry left his chief of staff position to recover from a heart attack. Spencer won an Emmy award in 2002 for playing McGarry and was also familiar to fans of "L.A. Law" as lawyer Tommy Mullaney during that show's later seasons. His film career included supporting roles in

Forget Paris


The Rock

, and

The Negotiator

. Read the AP story



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