Frank Vincent, star of The Sopranos and Goodfellas, dies aged 78 -

Frank Vincent, star of The Sopranos and Goodfellas, dies aged 78

Credit: smh.com.au

  • Sep 14 2017 00:54About: 2 months ago
  • 4 views

Frank Vincent, best known for portraying Phil Leotardo on The Sopranos, has died, aged 78.

Vincent's Sopranos co-star Vincent Pastore announced his passing on Facebook.

TMZ reports that Vincent died due to complications from 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.

He 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.

Advertisement

His Sopranos character was killed on orders from Tony Soprano in the final episode of the HBO series.

Vincent often portrayed gangsters and delivered the iconic line, "Go home and get your shine box!" as mobster Billy Batts in Goodfellas

He also appeared in the music video for Nas' song Street Dreams as his character Frankie Marino from Casino.

Friends and fans, including fellow New York actor Michael Rapaport, paid tribute to the late star on Twitter.

AAP



Follow Us on Twitter

Related stories with Frank Vincent, star of The Sopranos and Goodfellas, dies aged 78

Seth MacFarlane Says ‘The Orville’ Is More ‘Star Trek’ Than ‘Blazing Saddles in Space’ -World News
Seth MacFarlane Says ‘The Orville’ Is More ‘Star Trek’ Than ‘Blazing Saddles in Space’ 2 months ago
Seth MacFarlane just launched his new space series “The Orville,” and he is telling emmy magazine all about it!
Ty Pennington, Vern Yip and Other Alums Return to ‘Trading Spaces’ -World News
Ty Pennington, Vern Yip and Other Alums Return to ‘Trading Spaces’ 2 months ago
"Trading Spaces" is getting the gang back together!
4 Ways China Is Influencing the U.S. Tech Industry -World News
4 Ways China Is Influencing the U.S. Tech Industry 2 months ago
You can thank the rise of the smartphone.
After arrest, radio host quits ‘Boomer and Carton’ show -World News
After arrest, radio host quits ‘Boomer and Carton’ show 2 months ago
New York sports radio personality Craig Carton has quit his show on WFAN following his arrest on fraud charges. Carton co-hosted “Boomer and Carton” with former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason (eh-SY’-uh-suhn). He announced Wednesday he h
Behati Prinsloo confirms she's expecting baby number two with husband Adam Levine -World News
Behati Prinsloo confirms she's expecting baby number two with husband Adam Levine 2 months ago
The Maroon Five singer previously joked he wants 17 children
Super Mario Odyssey Special Edition Nintendo Switch Bundle, New Worlds, and Photo Mode Shown Off at Nintendo Direct -World News
Super Mario Odyssey Special Edition Nintendo Switch Bundle, New Worlds, and Photo Mode Shown Off at Nintendo Direct 2 months ago
Super Mario Odyssey gets a special Nintendo Switch, new levels, snapshot mode, and more at Nintendo Direct.
South Carolina lands DE Rodricus Fitten, second commitment for Class of 2019 -World News
South Carolina lands DE Rodricus Fitten, second commitment for Class of 2019 2 months ago
South Carolina finally added another body to its 2019 recruiting class on Wednesday. The Gamecocks landed weakside defensive end Rodricus Fitten, a 3-star prospect out of Atlanta, Ga. who’s rated as the No. 25 recruit at his position in the cycle. T
Feleipe Franks sticks at QB vs. Vols, Gators not worried about effects of missed game -World News
Feleipe Franks sticks at QB vs. Vols, Gators not worried about effects of missed game 2 months ago
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The plan was for redshirt freshman quarterback Feleipe Franks to stick as the starter in Florida’s second game and build some confidence against a favorable matchup. The plan now remains for Franks to start Game 2, but the mat
Gotta catch this handheld: New Nintendo 2DS XL Poké Ball Edition is on the way -World News
Gotta catch this handheld: New Nintendo 2DS XL Poké Ball Edition is on the way 2 months ago
Nintendo is throwing a fresh, Pokémon-inspired coat of paint on its 2DS XL handhelds.
DW Conflict Zone: Germany's parties debate foreign policy ahead of election -World News
DW Conflict Zone: Germany's parties debate foreign policy ahead of election 2 months ago
Less than two weeks ahead of the German election, representatives from six main parties have discussed foreign policy in a DW debate. Turkey and migration were divisive issues, and Brexit made its first appearance.
Agent calls rumors that Andrew Luck wants out of Indy “simply false” -World News
Agent calls rumors that Andrew Luck wants out of Indy “simply false” 2 months ago
I’ve recently been trying to figure out the craziness in Indianapolis involving the status of quarterback Andrew Luck. Along the way, I’ve developed four different theories for the lingering absence of Luck from practices and games, along with