LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dennis Farina, a former Chicago policeman turned tough-guy actor, died in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Monday, the actor's publicist said. He was 69.

Farina, best known as detective Joe Fontana on the long-running TV series "Law & Order," suffered a blood clot in his lung, publicist Lori De Waal said.

(Reporting by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Dan Whitcomb)

[Actor Dennis Farina arrives at the Hollywood premiere of the HBO series "Luck" in Los Angeles]