Robert “Bobby” Spillane, the actor and son of the infamous mobster Mickey Spillane fell off from the sixth floor on Saturday and died.
Robert “Bobby” Spillane died after the fall from Hell’s Kitchen apartment in New York. He was 45 and his lawyer brother, Michael, 46, saw him at 8:00 AM on the sidewalk outside his Eighth Avenue apartment building, police sources and witnesses told the New York Post.
Robert Bobby Spillane was leaning against a screen as it opened and he fell off to death. It is said that he was calling upon his brother Michael, their uncle James McManus said.
“Michael was coming from Starbucks this morning and he crossed the street and saw Robert lying there,” witness John, who manages of the nearby Cosmic Diner, said.
“He was the one who called 911, you know? It’s just so sad.”
Robert Spillane is survived by his wife Heather.
“Michael saw him as he was crossing the street, he panicked you know, he was in shock. It’s so sad,” said Judith, 50, a waitress at the diner.
“Rest In Peace Robert,” read a sign that Spillane’s friends posted, along with flowers, on a telephone booth outside the Cosmic Diner.
As police pored over Spillane’s apartment and the street below, “Saturday Night Live” comedian Colin Quinn -- whose production company produced Spillane’s first play, “All Dolled Up” -- was seen talking with detectives before leaving in a police car.
The two are close friends and Spillane had played various roles on the comedian’s self-titled series, “The Colin Quinn Show.”
Spillane starred in award-winning TV series “NYPD Blue,” “Law and Order” and “Rescue Me,” and also had a minor role in 1999’s “Thomas Crown Affair” movie remake starring Pierce Brosnan.
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