Actor Frank Vincent, known for his portrayal of Phil Leotardo in the HBO drama “The Sopranos,” has died, according to TMZ.
The celebrity gossip site reported that Vincent died at age 78 after complications following open heart surgery. He reportedly had a heart attack last week, TMZ said.
A veteran actor, Vincent had roles in “Raging Bull,” “Do the Right Thing,” “Goodfellas” and a number of other films. He frequently worked with director Martin Scorsese.
Born Frank Vincent Gattuso Jr., the actor was born in North Adams, Massachusetts, and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, according to his official website.
Former co stars were among those who responded to the reports of Vincent’s death on social media.
Damn the Great Frank Vincent has passed Consummate NYC actor from Goodfellas,Raging Bull & Sopranos.Good guy who had a great sense of humor pic.twitter.com/JOVl0zEFRQ— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) September 13, 2017
We lost one of our family today. Frank Vincent. Wonderful actor and lovely man. Rest In Peace, Frankie.— Maureen Van Zandt (@MVZaGoGo) September 13, 2017
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