Frank Vincent: Dead at 78
Even if you don’t know Frank Vincent by name, you certainly recognize the face of the acclaimed character actor.
He played a brutal mobster on the critically acclaimed series, The Sopranos. He’s also acted in multiple Scorsese films, including Goodfellas.
Sadly, though he will live forever on film, Frank Vincent has passed away today.
TMZ reports that Frank Vincent has died, passing away in a New Jersey hospital.
The actor was 78 years old.
Following a heart attack last week, Frank Vincent underwent open heart surgery today.
Every surgery has its risks, and unfortunately, Frank passed away during the surgery itself.
His acting career spanned 41 years, and you don’t need to be an A-list movie star to accumulate fans.
He will be sorely missed.
Even if you’re not a movie buff, you likely recognize Frank Vincent from his role on The Sopranos.
Vincent portrayed a brutal mob boss by the name of Phil Leotardo.
Leotardo was a vicious character — not something that every actor can pull off — and was the archenemy of the protagonist of the series, Tony Soprano.
It takes more than a look and an accent to play that kind of role, and it takes a lot of acting talent to play opposite of …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip