Mobster's Son Killed In Freak Accident

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The son of a legendary, New York City mobster rubbed out in the 1970's is dead, the victim of a freak accident, according to the Associated Press.

Police say actor Robert "Bobby" Spillane died Saturday, when the screen on a window in his sixth-floor, Manhattan apartment in Hell's Kitchen gave way, causing him to plunge to his death.

His brother Michael says Bobby was partially incapacitated, because he had an arm in a sling. He was leaning out the window calling to him below, when the screen "gave out," his brother said. He couldn't save himself, he added.

Spillane had roles in the TV dramas, "Rescue Me" and "Law & Order." Bobby was the son of Michael "Mickey" Spillane" -- dubbed the "last of the gentleman gangsters,"-- who was gunned down in front of his Queens apartment in May 1977. The elder Spillane is =not= to be confused with famed crime author, Mickey Spillane or the wrestler, Michael Spillane.

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