Tony Sirico, an actor on the cult crime-drama series The Sopranos, has died. It was reported by The Hollywood Reporter, citing Sirico’s manager Bob McGowan.
The actor reportedly died on Friday, July 8, at a nursing home in Fort Lauderdale. Sirico had been suffering from dementia for the past several years. He passed away at the age of 79, and no cause of death has been released.
Tony will be remembered more for his role in “The Sopranos Clan” – he won two Screen Actors Guild awards for his acting. Sirico also received many voice-over roles on animated hits such as “Family Guy” and “American Dad.” The actor has also played a bandit or gangster in many movies, including “Goodfellas” and “Gotti.”
Prior to his acting career, Sirico, who grew up in Brooklyn, was arrested dozens of times, including for assault and robbery. He spent 20 months in prison.
He is survived by two children, Joanna and Richard, grandchildren and his siblings.