2 February 2012 2:45 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

James Farentino, a prolific character actor who in later years played George Clooney's estranged father on ER, was originally said to have died last week following a long illness. But that's not the whole story, according to the death certificate released today by the L.A. County Department of Public Health and obtained by E! News. What did the document reveal? Primary cause of death was noted as "sesquelae of right hip fracture," which basically means Farentino died of complications from a broken hip. More: View the death certificate The exact nature of those complications—"sesquelae" is a pathological condition resulting from disease, injury or »

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