‘Law & Order’ Star Fred Thompson Dead at 73

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Fred Dalton Thompson, character actor, Law & Order staple, and United States senator, passed away yesterday after a decade-long battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 73 years old. He leaves behind an impressive body of work on both film and television. Although rarely the star of any given television show or movie, Thompson never gave a bad performance – he was a consummate professional and working actor.

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