Wednesday, September 13, 2017

#Sopranos star #FrankVincent DEAD at 78! [details]

Frank Vincent, who was best known for his role on "The Sopranos" as eventual Lupertazzi family boss Phil Leotardo, died Wednesday during open heart surgery.

Vincent suffered a heart attack last week, and was undergoing open-heart surgery today 9-13-17 when he past away.

The Massachusetts-born, New Jersey-bred actor made a name for himself playing notoriously tough characters, like Billy Batts in "Goodfellas" and Frank Marino in "Casino."

But his most famous role came as Leotardo, the nemesis of Tony Soprano on HBO's hit crime drama. Vincent portrayed the ruthless Leotardo for 31 episodes, starting in Season 5 and wrapping up with the show's 2007 finale.


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