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James Farentino's Death Certificate Notes Broken Hip as Official Cause of Death

February 3, 2012 (7:55 am) GMT
The 73-year-old actor, who played George Clooney's estranged father on 'ER', was originally reported to have passed away from heart failure following a long illness.
James Farentino's Death Certificate Notes Broken Hip as Official Cause of Death

When James Farentino passed away on January 24, a family spokesman said that he died of heart failure. His death certificate, however, said differently. Released by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Thursday, January 24, it uncovered that the 73-year-old actor died from complications from a broken hip.

The document listed Farentino's official cause of death as "sesquelae of right hip fracture," which he suffered in December 2011 after falling out of his bed. Sesquelae is a pathological condition resulting from disease, injury or trauma. The nature of the complications that killed him was not disclosed though.

While broken hip is blamed for Farentino's passing, his heart could still be a contributing factor. Per the coroner's report, the actor who played 's estranged father on "" also had diabetes, hypertensive arteriosclerotic cardiopulmonary disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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