'Sopranos' actor Frank Vincent dead at 78

PUBLISHED ON THU, SEP 14, 2017 8:18 AM

'Sopranos' and 'Casino' actor Frank Vincent dead at 78

By Rebecca Rubin Variety

 

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Actors Vincent Pastore, left, and Frank Vincent point at the photographers as they arrive for the fifth season premiere of the HBO series "The Sopranos," in New York March 2, 2004. Frank Vincent has died at age 78, Pastore announced Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Reuters)

 

LOS ANGELES — Frank Vincent, known for portraying Phil Leotardo on “The Sopranos,” has died, his “Sopranos” co-star Vincent Pastore announced on Facebook. He was 78.

 

TMZ reports that he died due to complications of heart surgery after a heart attack. John Gallagher, who directed Vincent in “Street Hunter” and “The Deli,” also posted the news on Facebook.

 

Vincent began acting in 1976 when he co-starred in the low-budget crime film “The Death Collector” alongside Joe Pesci. Vincent then acted in Martin Scorsese’s “Raging Bull,” which sparked the first of many collaborations between Vincent, Pesci, and Robert De Niro, including “Goodfellas” and “Casino.”’

 

Full story: https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/movies/sopranos-and-casino-actor-frank-vincent-dead-at-78/

 

-- LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL 2017-09-14

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