John Spencer Dead

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22m As a fan of West Wing, it is sad to see that John Spencer, who played Chief of Staff Leo McGarry to Martin Sheen’s POTUS, died today of a heart attack.

A bit ironic, as his character suffered a heart attack toward the end of last season, just after he was fired as Chief of Staff.  (He came out of retirement to run as Vice Presidential candidate to Matt Santos [played by Jimmy Smits].  Obviously, if the Smit character wins the election, he’s going to need a new VP now.)

Spencer would have been 59 next week.  To be honest, he hasn’t been looking that healthy the past few seasons.