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'7th Heaven' actor Lorenzo Brino dead at 21

7th Heaven alum Lorenzo Brino has died at age 21. Photo courtesy of Pixnio
"7th Heaven" alum Lorenzo Brino has died at age 21. Photo courtesy of Pixnio

March 15 (UPI) -- Former 7th Heaven cast-mate Lorenzo Brino has died in a California car crash, the San Bernardino Coroner's Office said. He was 21.

The actor played Sam Camden on the TV family drama for nine seasons 1998-2007.

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Brino died March 9, but the news wasn't reported by national media outlets until Sunday.

People.com said he lost control of his vehicle and collided with a utility pole shortly before 3 a.m.

TMZ said he was the only person in the Toyota Camry and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Brino was one member of a set of quadruplets.

His real-life brother Nikolas played his twin David on the show, which co-starred Jessica Biel, Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks and Beverley Mitchell.

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