The Associated Press is reporting
that actor John Spencer
, who plays vice presidential candidate Leo McGarry on "The West Wing,"
has died of a heart attack at age 58. Ironically, McGarry left his chief of staff position to recover from a heart attack. Spencer won an Emmy award in 2002 for playing McGarry and was also familiar to fans of "L.A. Law" as lawyer Tommy Mullaney during that show's later seasons. His film career included supporting roles in Forget Paris
, The Rock
, and The Negotiator
. Read the AP story here