Brian Tarantina — famous for playing a comedy club emcee on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — died from an overdose of multiple drugs, including what has become the most dangerous drug of all — fentanyl … TMZ has learned.
The actor died from acute intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and Diazepam — otherwise known as Valium … this according to the NYC Chief Medical Examiner. They’ve ruled his death accidental.
We broke the story … the veteran actor died back in November when cops said his body was discovered early one morning in his Manhattan apartment with a white powdery substance nearby.
Brian played Jackie on ‘Maisel’ for the last three years, and he has a long list of acting credits dating back to the ’80s … including tough-guy roles in movies like “Summer of Sam,” “Carlito’s Way,” “Uncle Buck,” “Knight and Day,” “City by the Sea” and “Donnie Brasco.”
He was also in a ton of big TV shows … such as “The Sopranos,” “NYPD Blue,” “Oz,” “ER,” ‘Law & Order’ and others.