‘The Sopranos’ actor Frank Vincent dead at 80


PUBLISHED Wed, September 13, 2017 - 5:01pm EDT


Actor Frank Vincent, who is best remembered for his prominent roles in the HBO series "The Sopranos" and films such as "Goodfellas" and "Raging Bull," has died. He was 80 years old. (more)

Vincent suffered a heart attack last week and underwent open-heart surgery on Wednesday, according to entertainment news website TMZ. Vincent passed away while surrounded by his family.

"Frank lived life on his terms, creating a dynamic and successful path in every endeavor he chose," his manager Melissa Prophet said in a statement. "His generosity and spirit extended beyond his family and closest friends, as he strived to promote new talent in the performing arts."

Prophet, referring to a popular quote by Vincent's character in "Goodfellas", added: "He is known for his legendary and iconic roles that will live forever and stand the test of time in cinematic history, and with that ... Now, 'Go Home and Get Your Shine Box!'"

Other details about his death were not immediately available.

Vincent's acting career spanned more than 4 decades, during which he often appeared in mafia movies. His most memorable role includes Phil Leotardo in "The Sopranos" and Billy Batts in "Goodfellas."






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