Actor Paul John Vasquez, who appeared in several US series including Sons of Anarchy, CSI:NY and NYPD Blue, has died aged 48.

In a statement to Fox News, his spokesman said: “This news has come as a surprise to us. Our hearts are heavy. He was a kind, creative and loving man. He will be missed.”

Vasquez, whose acting career began in the late 1980s, died on Monday night after suffering an apparent heart attack at his father’s home in San Jose, California, sources told TMZ.

The official cause of death is still under investigation.

The actor appeared in episodes of ER, CSI:NY, NYPD Blue and How I Met Your Mother, and was best known for his role as Angel Ganz in Sons Of Anarchy in 2011.

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