Goodfellas,Tony Sirico dead at 79

Tony Sirico

Actor Tony Sirico best known for his roles in “The Sopranos” and “Goodfellas,” died Friday. He was 79.

His manager, Bob McGowen said he died at an assisted living facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

A statement from Sirico’s family confirmed the death of Gennaro Anthony “Tony” Sirico “with great sadness, but with incredible pride, love and a whole lot of fond memories.”

Sirico was born in New York City on July 29, 1942, and grew up in the Flatbush and Bensonhurst neighbourhoods.

Sirico played police officers in the films “Dead Presidents” and “Deconstructing Harry.” Among his other credits were Woody Allen films including “Bullets over Broadway” and “Mighty Aphrodite,” and appearances on TV series including “Miami Vice” and voice roles on “Family Guy” and “American Dad!”

Sirico is survived by daughter Joanne Sirico Bello; son Richard Sirico; his brother, Robert Sirico, a priest; and other relatives.

May his soul rest in peace.

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