"Sopranos" Actor Frank Vincent Dies - Gistportal.com

You Are Here: Home » Categories: News» "Sopranos" Actor Frank Vincent Dies - By On September 14, 2017

Frank Vincent 1062x598 - "Sopranos" Actor Frank Vincent Dies

The 78-year old actor died on Wednesday

American actor Frank Vincent, who was known for his memorable gangster roles in “Goodfellas” and “The Sopranos,” died on Wednesday.

Television network HBO saluted Vincent on its Twitter account, saying, “Our family will never forget the Leotardo Legacy. RIP to an HBO legend.”

The reference was to Phil Leotardo, Tony Soprano’s ruthless antagonist at the end of the wildly popular series starring James Gandolfini, who died in 2013.

Celebrity news site TMZ said Vincent died of complications following open heart surgery in New Jersey. He had suffered a heart attack a week earlier.

According to his biography on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) he was 78 years old.

The actor had standout gangster roles in Martin Scorsese’s 1980 film “Raging Bull,” “Casino” (1995) as well as “Goodfellas” (1990).

He also voiced the character of a Mafia boss in several “Grand Theft Auto” computer and video games.

His film credits also include “The Pope of Greenwich Village” (1984) and Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” (1989).

READ  Floods in Asia leave more than 1,200 dead

Stay Updated with all Nigeria University News, Polytechnic News, JAMB UTME, Post-UTME, WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, GCE and more; Join/Like Us now on Facebook and Twitter

Don’t forget to SHARE this News with your Friends using the Share buttons Above.

Related Posts In » News
Be The First To Add A Comment
Leave a comment