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‘Sopranos’ Star Frank Vincent Dead At 78 After Heart Surgery Complications

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Sep. 13 2017, Published 7:43 p.m. ET

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Tough-guy character actor Frank Vincent, who was a mainstay in some of Martin Scorsese’s most critically-acclaimed films such as Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Casino, died today from complications of open heart surgery. He was 78.

The actor, who also had a prominent role on the final two seasons of The Soprano’s, suffered from emphysema and had been in a coma since Monday, can confirm.

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“Frank was the consummate pro in every film, every scene. He really brought bad guys to life,” Soprano’s actor Federico Castelluccio told

William DeMeo, who played Vincent’s son in A Killer’s Kiss, told “There is no other Frank Vincent. As soon as you think of him for a role, that’s it. He was the guy to call. No imitators. Frank was the real thing.”

A rep for the actor has not responded to’s calls for comment.


The Blast was first to report the news.

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