The Sopranos lit up televisions for a decade, and although the show is long-cancelled, those characters will live forever. Now we have tragic news that one of those iconic actors has passed away. His cause of death was not publicly revealed.

Tony Sirico, who played Paulie Gualtieri on the hit show “The Sopranos,” has died at the age of 79. His family confirmed the sad news to Deadline on Friday. Sirico played the character between 1999 and 2007.

“It is with great sadness, but with incredible pride, love and a whole lot of fond memories, that the family of Gennaro Anthony ‘Tony’ Sirico wishes to inform you of his death on the morning of July 8, 2022.”

The famed actor was just weeks away from celebrating his 80th birthday. The actor was a fixture of mob movies and Woody Allen films, having worked in critically acclaimed movies during his illustrious career.

Some of his other notable projects included 1990’s “Goodfellas,” 1995’s “Mighty Aphrodite, and 1998’s “Mob Queen.” His last finished piece was 2016’s crime drama, “Respect The Jux.”

He will forever be missed, and our hearts go out to his family, friends, and fans at this time. May he RIP.

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