The Sopranos actor Joseph Siravo, who performed Johnny Soprano, has died on the age of 66, his agent has confirmed.
He died on Sunday “after a protracted, brave battle with colon most cancers”, Andrew Tetenbaum stated in a press release to Sky Information.
His pal Garry Pastore had earlier written on Instagram, alongside a headshot of the actor: “RIP my expensive pal, who fought an unbelievable combat. I’ll miss you. See you on the opposite facet.”
Allegra Okarmus, the star’s daughter, additionally reportedly shared the information on her personal social media accounts, saying: “I used to be by his facet when my expensive father handed away this morning, peacefully, in his beloved Treehouse.
“We’re each so fortunate to be so intensely liked. I’m so immensely grateful to have had him right here on earth and I do know that he hasn’t gone very far.”
Siravo is probably most well-known for his flip in The Sopranos, broadly considered one of many biggest TV drama’s ever made, by which he appeared in a variety of episodes as Johnny Soprano, Tony’s father, in a collection of flashbacks.
The flashbacks appeared to point out his strained relationship with son, performed by the late James Gandolfini.
He extra lately appeared in OJ vs The Individuals: American Crime Story, the place he depicted Fred Goldman, the daddy of murdered waiter Ronald Goldman, within the courtroom case drama.
Siravo was additionally an achieved stage actor, and carried out within the musical Jersey Boys greater than 2,000 occasions on its first US tour.
He performed Gyp DeCarlo, a real-life New York mob boss within the Sixties, who takes a shine to Frankie Valli and helps his group repay a debt.
He additionally appeared in exhibits The Mild within the Piazza, and The Boys from Syracuse.
Siravo additionally had a love of Shakespeare, and performed Hamlet in 2004, and went on to teach and educate his works for New York College.
The actor is survived by his daughter, Allegra Okarmus, son-in-law, Aaron Okarmus and grandson, Atticus Okarmus, in addition to his sister Maria Siravo and brothers Mario Siravo, Ernest Siravo and Michael Siravo.