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Dennis Farina 911 Call

He Has Cancer,

He Can't Breathe

7/23/2013 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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10:10 AM PT  Farina's cardiologist confirms the actor "had a small cancer 13 years ago that was treated and cured with surgery." He adds Dennis recently had a recurrence of the cancer and was getting treatment.

However, the doc is clear that the death was caused by the blood clot in Farina's lung ... not the cancer.

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"Law & Order" star Dennis Farina was suffering from cancer when he died ... this according to the 911 call placed just days before his death.

During the call -- placed early Saturday morning -- a woman in Farina's home says the actor needs oxygen, and describes him as a "cancer patient" who is having an extremely hard time breathing.

It has never been reported that Farina was diagnosed with cancer.

As we previously reported, the actor passed away Monday in Scottsdale from a blood clot in his lung, which would explain his breathing difficulties.

Farina was 69.

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mr.howell     

He was great actor..he was in so many movies and TV shows,I think he was in the first 'Hannibal Lector' film called Manhunter in 1986..but I could be wrong..RIP.

402 days ago
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Damian    

So long Mr. Torello

402 days ago
18.

rhode    

SO SAD! My mom was just told yesterday she has thyroid cancer an it most likely is terminal. God Bless every single cancer patient.

402 days ago
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Charles    

Dennis Ferina used to be in an awesome show called Crime Story back in the late '80s/early '90s.

402 days ago
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