Tarantina, known for his role as The Gaslight emcee Jackie on the Amazon series, was discovered unconscious early this morning in his Manhattan apartment. TMZ reports Tarantina may have died of a drug overdose. But his rep tells People, “Brian had been ill lately. He was recently in the hospital and was in the process of recuperating from what I believe to be a heart-related issue.” Tarantina previously worked with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel creator Amy Sherman-Palladino on Gilmore Girls, where he played newsstand owner Bootsy. "The Gaslight won’t be the same without you," tweeted the Mrs. Maisel Twitter account. "Thank you Brian Tarantina for sharing in all of the laughs. Sending love to his family and friends in this difficult time."