Sopranos star Joseph Siravo has died aged 64, his shut buddy has confirmed.
The actor was most notable for his recurring function as Johnny Soprano on the sequence, which he performed in a complete of 5 episodes in assorted flashback scenes.
His different main roles included Fred Goldman in The Folks v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story and John Gotti in The Wannabe, whereas he additionally had profitable Broadway careers, together with roles in two Tony Award-winning productions.
Siravo’s shut buddy and actor Gerry Pastore posted the information on Instagram, writing, “RIP my pricey buddy, who fought an unimaginable combat. I’ll miss you. We’ll meet on the opposite aspect. “
Pastore’s submit continued earlier: “He was an actual good man besides and as you properly know it is exhausting to seek out that mutual bond and sincerity. Taking motion has all the time been a ardour and discovering true associates who uplift and assist you was typically troublesome.
“Myself, Joe, Michael Rispoli (Jackie Aprile Sr.) and Jimmy Gandolfini (Tony Soprano) all the time supported one another even once we have been prepared for a similar roles, that is how we rolled.
And a number of other former Sopranos stars have additionally posted tributes on social media, together with Lillo Brancato Jr, who performed Matthew Bevilaqua on a number of episodes of the sequence and commented on Pastore’s submit.
In the meantime, Maureen Van Zandt, who performed Gabriella Dante on the present, shared an outdated photograph of the actor and wrote: “I simply heard that Joe has handed away. A gifted and charming man. An ideal Johnny Boy Soprano. I took this on the Piece of My Coronary heart workshop, Bway present on Bert Berns. My deepest condolences to his household and associates.
I simply heard that Joe handed away. A gifted and charming man. An ideal Johnny Boy Soprano. I took this on the Piece of My Coronary heart workshop, Bway present on Bert Berns. My deepest condolences to his household and associates. https://t.co/x2JeztpCIk
– Maureen Van Zandt (@MVZaGoGo) April 11, 2021
Actress Donna Murphy additionally posted an outdated photograph of herself alongside Siravo and wrote: “In reminiscence of a good-looking man, actor, trainer, father, buddy. # Fantastic RIP #JoeSiravo. “