Former The Young and The Restless Star Francesco Quinn Dead At 48 Jillian Bowe August 8, 2011 24, CBS, Fox, FX, News, RIP, Soap Opera, The Shield, The Young and The Restless 9 Comments The Young and The Restless alum Francesco Quinn, son of the late Oscar-winning actor Anthony Quinn has died . According to the Malibu Patch, Quinn and his son Max were running by their home on Aug. 5 when he suddenly collapsed. Quinn, who starred on Y&R as Tomas Del Cerro, a writer and Nina's (Tricia Cast) boyfriend, was rushed to the hospital and was pronounced dead from a heart attack. The actor is best known for his role in the movie, Platoon and starring on the TV series, 24 and The Shield. Photo by PR Photos.