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“Sopranos” Star Tony Sirico Passes Away At 79: Report

One other Hollywood icon has handed away and the world is revisiting a few of his best cinematic moments. This has been a somber week for the trade as we lately reported on the passing of performing legend James Caan, an entertainer recognized for his roles in Distress, The Godfather, and Elf. At the moment (July 8), it was reported that one other beloved actor, Tony Sirico, has additionally died. He was 79.

Sirico was recognized for his unforgettable function in The Sopranos as Peter Paul “Paulie Walnuts” Gualtieri—an element that he held for six seasons. Nonetheless, Sirico’s profession spans many years and dates again to the mid-Nineteen Seventies when he snagged his first mobster function in Loopy Joe.

Michael Imperioli
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Artwork was near imitating life because the New Yorker was born into an Italian household and was reportedly related to the Colombo crime household. He would get into hassle in his youth, even serving out a number of stints behind bars, but it surely was performing that in the end helped him flip his life round. But, lots of his roles have been mobster elements.

Michael Imperioli paid tribute to his Sopranos co-star on Instagram.

“It pains me to say that my pricey good friend, colleague and associate in crime, the good TONY SIRICO has handed away at this time. Tony was like nobody else: he was as robust, as loyal and as large hearted as anybody i’ve ever recognized. I used to be at his aspect via a lot: via good instances and dangerous. However principally good. And we had a number of laughs.

“We discovered a groove as Christopher and Paulie and I’m proud to say I did a number of my greatest and most enjoyable work with my pricey pal Tony. I’ll miss him perpetually. He’s really irreplaceable. I ship like to his household, pals and his many many followers. He was beloved and can by no means be forgotten. Heartbroken at this time.”

We ship our sincerest condolences to Tony Sirico’s family members. Take a look at a number of of his highlights beneath.

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