Larry Drake, ‘L.A. Law’ actor, dies


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LOS ANGELES — Actor Larry Drake, best known for his role as Benny on “L.A. Law,” died at his home in Los Angeles on Thursday, according to his manager Steven Siebert. He was 66.

Drake won two Emmys for playing the developmentally disabled messenger Benny Stulwicz. The cause of his death was not immediately known.

Siebert said Drake had some health problems and had been trying to manage his weight.

He had taught acting in the past few years and loved it. Siebert remembered Drake as someone who was honest, loyal and kind.

“He was a soulful gentleman with zero ego,” he said.

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