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'Sons of Anarchy' and 'ER' actor Paul John Vasquez dead at 48

He is the second cast member of the biker gang drama to die in recent months.
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Paul John Vasquez appeared on "Sons of Anarchy" in 2011.Paul Vasquez/Twitter

Paul John Vasquez, who played roles in "Sons of Anarchy," "CSI: NY," "How I Met Your Mother" and "ER," has died aged 48.

"The surprising news of this loss weighs heavy on our hearts," Vasquez's publicist, Nicole Rodriguez, said in a statement. "Paul was a creative and talented man with a great spirit. He will be missed."

Vasquez starred in two episodes of "Sons of Anarchy" in 2011, and also appeared on "Justified" and "NYPD Blue," according to his IMDB page.

He is the second "Sons of Anarchy" actor to die in recent months. Alan O'Neill, who played Hugh in the biker gang crime drama, died in June. He was 47.

Alexander Smith contributed.