U.S. Senator and actor Fred Dalton Thompson died at the age of 73. Thompson remembered by the visitors on the role of the County referee Arthur Branch on the TV series "Law and order".
In the US in the metropolis of Nashville, Tennessee died former candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, Senator Fred Dalton Thompson. However, the popularity of Thompson brought strongly political career - he was also an artist and has received considerable attention, playing in the television series "Law and order" district referee Arthur Branch.
The artist and political figure was 73 years. According to family members quoted by the Associated Press, the cause of death was relapse of lymphoma - malignant disease of the lymphatic system. He battled with this disease for the last 10 years.
Thompson began acting in 1986. In his more than 50 roles in films and television series. Among them - "Curly sue", "die hard 2", "champion", "Cape fear", "In the line of fire", "the good wife", "Sex in the city" and "Life on Mars".
Note that the position of Senator he has held since 1994, and in 2007 joined the fight for the presidency of the United States, however in early January 2008, withdrew from the race. Fred Thompson was married twice, both marriages he is survived by two children.
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