'Sopranos' Actor Frank Vincent Dead at Age 78

TMZ Frank Vincent actor in “The Sopranos,” dies from heart surgery complications	 	 	 			Frank Vincent courtesy TMZ

Actor Frank Vincent attends the HBO premiere of The Sopranos at Radio City Music Hall on March 27, 2007 in New York City. Frank Vincent has died at age 78, Pastore announced Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.

Vincent suffered a heart attack last week, TMZ reports, and underwent open heart surgery on Wednesday.

Born in North Adams, Mass., Vincent studied music in his youth-he was an in-demand recording drummer before he became an actor.

Vincent's acting career saw him playing a gambler who faces an unfortunate death in Martin Scorsese's 1976 film The Death Collector, which starred Joe Pesci, the actor who helped Vincent land the role.

Vincent's filmography is packed with classics.

Vincent was also known for his roles in Raging Bull, Casino and Do the Right Thing.

Watch Vincent's most iconic movie scene below. We are New Yorkers! "I could write a book about my times with Frank, all lovely joyous memories, but today in our grief thoughts race to his beloved wife Kathy and his grown children".



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