Actor John Spencer, who played Leo McGarry on The West Wing, died on Friday of a heart attack, a few days short of his 59th birthday.
Kam and I recently finished watching season 4 of the series; we're giving up on it now, having heard it goes seriously downhill in quality in the next season. But four seasons of excellence is pretty good, and Spencer did a really great job as Leo.
- Arizona Republic obituary, featuring a nice anecdote about about other cast members reacting well to Spencer's well-deserved Emmy win in 2002.
- AP obituary, featuring quotes from various people associated with the show.
- Excerpts from a NewsHour interview from 2000 (with some bizarre not-quite-exact repetitions)
- IMDB page
- Wikipedia entry