Fred Thompson, Former US Senator & ‘Law & Order’ TV D.A., Dead at 73


By ,       November 1, 2015 

Fred Thompson
Thompson appeared in TV’s “Law & Order” and the movies “Diehard 2” and “In the Line of Fire”


Fred Thompson, a former United States Senator who acted in TV and films, has died at 73, his family said Sunday in a statement to the Associated Press.

Thompson died in Nashville after a recurrence of lymphoma, the statement said.

During his acting career, Thompson appeared in a number of movies, television shows and commercials. He had a regular role on the hit TV show “Law & Order” and appeared in the feature films “Diehard 2” in 1990  and Clint Eastwood‘s “In the Line of Fire” in 1993.

He playing Manhattan District Attorney Arthur Branch on the long-running NBC series

The Republican served in the U.S. Senate representing Tennessee from 1994 to 2003

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