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Monday March 16, 2009 2:03 pm

West Wing’s Ron Silver Dies of Cancer




Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: NBC, West Wing, The, Video,


Ron Silver, an Emmy-nominated actor and Tony award winner, died Sunday after a two-year battle with esophageal cancer. The 62-year-old was surrounded by family when he passed during his sleep yesterday morning.

Silver, who was featured on the big screen in such projects as Ali, Reversal of Fortune, Enemies: A Love Story and Silkwood, had been nominated twice for his work on the small screen. His first nod came in 1988 for the miniseries The Billionaire Boys Club. He was then recognized in 2002 for his role as Bruno Gianelli on (see above).

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Ron was also an accomplished theater performer having received a Tony in 1988 for his turn in Speed-the-Plow. (Note to trivia buffs: That’s the same production also starred in.)

You can see a clip of Silver as lawyer Alan Dershowitz in 1990’s Reversal of Fortune below.

Gallery: West Wing's Ron Silver Dies of Cancer

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