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'Sons of Anarchy' Actor Paul John Vasquez Dead at 48

9/25/2018 4:03 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Paul John Vasquez -- who played a bunch of minor roles in huge TV shows, including "Sons of Anarchy," "NYPD Blue" and "CSI: NY" -- has died ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Vasquez tell TMZ ... Vasquez died Monday night from an apparent heart attack at his father's home in San Jose. We're told his dad found him unconscious and paramedics were called but they were unable to revive him. The cause of death is still under investigation.

Vasquez is the second actor from the popular TV show to have died in the last few months. We broke the story ... Alan O'Neill was found dead by his girlfriend back in June but no foul play was suspected.

Vasquez appeared in 2 episodes of 'SoA' back in 2011. According to his IMDB profile, Vasquez wrote the short film "Thug Alley" which was in pre-production. He was 48.

'Sons of Anarchy' Alan O'Neill's Cause of Death ... Drunken Fall at Home

7/27/2018 2:58 PM PDT
Breaking News

Alan O'Neill died from drinking too much and from the injuries he suffered in a nasty fall. 

The L.A. County Coroner's Office confirms the "Sons of Anarchy" actor died of chronic alcohol overconsumption. According to the Coroner's report ... other significant factors in his death include blunt force head trauma and heart disease.

The Coroner's Office tells TMZ ... O'Neill had fallen at home while drunk. The death has been ruled an accident.

We broke the story ... O'Neill's girlfriend found his body when she went to his home on June 6. 

The Irish-born actor had been working steadily in Hollywood since the '90s. Most notably, he played Hugh on seasons 6 and 7 of "Sons of Anarchy," ... as well as Keith McGrath in "Fair City."

His cause of death was first reported by People.

Alan was 47.

'Sons of Anarchy' Star Theo Rossi Juice Lives Well in Real Life ... And Now You Can Too!

5/23/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The guy who tried selling out the SAMCRO biker gang in "Sons of Anarchy" is now trying to sell something else not quite as nefarious ... his real-life home!

Actor Theo Rossi -- who played Juice Ortiz in 'SoA' for all seven seasons -- has listed his Staten Island mansion for a modest price, if you're loaded ... about $1.75 million.

He put the 4 bed, 4 bath home on the market at the beginning of April this year, after having lived there since 2013. It's a handsome house with an indoor gym, multiple fireplaces and a sweet deck all sprawling across a 9,015 sq. foot plot of land.

Sources tell us Theo grew up on Staten Island, but is now moving off the island ... hence the sale. 

Theo's real estate broker is Laird Klein -- the same guy who helped "Mob Wives" star Big Ang unload her own Staten Island pad a couple years back. 

Charlie Hunnam I'm Dead to Me But Maybe I'll Live On In The Spinoff!

12/15/2016 6:46 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

"Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam is pretty sure his character is dead, but he's not ruling out a cameo in the new spinoff.

We got the former biker hunk in Runyon Canyon Wednesday where he told us ... as far as he knows ... Jax Teller went face first into an oncoming semi and he ain't coming back. But if producers want to somehow use him in their new show about a rival gang ... he'll hear 'em out.

As far as his noticeable absence from social media ... Charlie tells us he dodges it for a very specific reason. 

#TrueArtist

'Sons of Anarchy' Stars Reunion Promoter Stiffed Us But We Stayed for Fans

6/1/2016 9:58 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

A bunch of "Sons of Anarchy" stars say they got burned by a promoter who made off with a ton of money from people who paid to see a cast reunion -- but they rallied for their fans.

We got Rusty Coones -- Rane Quinn on 'SOA' -- returning to LAX from the disastrous event in Houston. He says the cast, including Charlie Hunnam, got duped by one of the promoters. He and co-star Kristen Renton broke it down -- saying the guy stiffed 'em with bogus paychecks.

The bigger problem -- the throngs of fans who came from around the world, forking over a total of $800k according to Rusty. Check out how they handled the messy situation.

TMZ spoke to Dave Altman, who says he worked closely with Hunnam to set up the event -- and he says the cast eventually got some dough, but nowhere close to what they were promised.

'SOA' stars have ripped George Comits ... the alleged shady promoter, who says it was all a misunderstanding between reps. So far, no one's taking legal action.

Ex 'SoA' Star's Dad My Dead Son's Company Is Ripping Me Off

3/2/2015 12:15 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE


Former "Sons of Anarchy" star Johnny Lewis -- who's been dead for more than 2 years -- just got sued by his own father for a huge chunk of cash the actor failed to pay back before his death. 

If you recall, Johnny fell to his death off the roof of his Los Angeles landlady's home in September 2012 ... after he killed her and dismembered her cat.

According to the legal docs obtained by TMZ … 2 weeks before Johnny died, Michael Lewis loaned more than $60,000 to his son's company to cover legal costs, Screen Actors Guild dues, insurance, and moving expenses. 

Michael says so far, he's only gotten back $23K from his son's estate -- so he's suing Johnny's estate to get back the unpaid cash. 

A debt is a debt.

'Sons of Anarchy' Creator Rushed To Hospital Bum Appendix

10/27/2014 3:15 PM PDT
Breaking News

The genius behind "Sons of Anarchy" was rushed off set and into an L.A. hospital where he lost some weight -- in the form of an appendix -- and then Instagrammed the gruesome photos.

TMZ has confirmed ... Kurt Sutter went under the knife Monday morning after experiencing serious pain on the set of the hit FX show.

We're told Sutter is resting comfortably. It doesn't appear it will impact shooting.

'Sons of Anarchy' Star Chuck Zito If War Machine's GF Cheated She Deserved Beating

8/18/2014 12:27 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE


Chuck Zito says he would beat the crap out of his girlfriend if he ever caught her cheating.

The "Sons of Anarchy" actor was leaving Coogies restaurant in Malibu when our photog asked about War Machine's brutal assault on his GF, porn star Christy Mack.  His reaction was loud and clear ... if she cheated, she deserved everything she got.

You gotta see his gestures as he describes the plan of action.

Apparently cops disagree ... War Machine is now in custody and faces 7 criminal charges in connection with the beating.

Charlie Hunnam Internet Death Hoax Was Lame My Friends Were Scared

6/28/2014 12:00 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam isn't happy with the people who fake killed him on the internet this month ... telling us it was really bad form.

Hunnam says the internet death hoax claiming he died in a car crash freaked out some of his friends.

Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler and others are victims of these hoaxes every week ... involving unbelievable scenarios  ... so our photog asked Charlie to come up with the most fantastic way to die.

His answer's pretty clever.

'Sons of Anarchy' Actor Motorcycle Booth Raided By Cops

4/27/2014 12:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

One of the SAMCRO bikers on "Sons of Anarchy" had a close encounter with cops and a rival gang Friday in Nevada ... when police feared the actor might pull a Jax and start beating ass.

Rusty Coones -- a known Hells Angel member -- was running his clothing company booth at the famous Laughlin River Run biker rally ... when a ton of officers descended and shut him down.

Cops also closed the booths on either side -- run by a member of rival gang Vagos Motorcycle Club -- police feared violence between the 2 groups.

Vago member's lawyer Stephen Stubbs says the irony is ...  both sides were getting along just fine ... and the shut down only caused the two companies to lose money.

Time to start smuggling guns again ("Sons of Anarchy" joke.)

Johnny Lewis Baby Mama Claims Johnny's Dad is Screwing Baby Over

1/30/2014 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Johnny Lewis -- who died in a murderous rampage in 2012 -- left behind a young daughter who's being cheated out of tens of thousands of dollars by Lewis' father ... so says the baby mama who's battling the family in court.

Lewis -- who starred in "Sons of Anarchy" -- died in Sept. 2012 after killing his 81-year old landlady, dismembering her cat and then falling to his death from the roof of her home.
 
Diane Marshall-Green filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- seeking to remove Johnny's dad, Michael, as administrator of the Estate.  She claims Michael refuses to recognize 3-year old Culla Mae as Johnny's sole heir ... even though Johnny signed a declaration of paternity.

Court docs show Lewis was worth about $41K when he died.

Marshall-Green claims Michael is denying Culla her rightful inheritance ... and has refused to fork over $37K Johnny owed in back child support.

Sources close to Marshall-Green tell us ... if Culla Mae gets the money ... it will go into a trust account.

Charlie Hunnam Blind Faith In His 'Fifty Shades' Replacement

11/19/2013 4:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE



"Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam harbors no grudges ... giving nothing but props to fellow actor Jamie Dornan -- who will be replacing him in "Fifty Shades of Grey."

But here's the deal ... Charlie hasn't seen a frame of Jamie's work.  So how does he know Jamie will kill it?  It's all about the person doin' the pickin.'

It's been said Charlie dropped out of the flick because of scheduling issues, but there's a buzz he thinks it would have been a wonky career move.

New Grey vs. Old Grey WHO'D YOU RATHER?

10/24/2013 2:00 PM PDT
Here's 31-year-old model/actor Jamie Dornan who was picked up to play Christian Grey in the erotic book-turned-movie "Fifty Shades of Grey" (left) -- and 33-year-old "Sons of Anarchy" badass Charlie Hunnam who made waves after he dropped the same role earlier this month (right).

The question is...



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