This Makes Me Very Sad
While I've had a love/hate relationship with the political show, The West Wing, I've always loved John Spencer as Leo McGarry, the former Chief-of-Staff to President Bartlett (Martin Sheen) and current Vice Presidential candidate (alongside Spencer's former L.A. Law co-star, Jimmy Smits).
John Spencer passed away today in an L.A. hospital of a heart attack. His character had a heart attack on the show in a past season, and it was incredibly horrifying to watch (that's what a great actor the Emmy winner was). I can't even imagine what it was like for him to play it out for real. My condolences to the cast, his friends and family. He was only 58 years old.