Today America has lost another pop culture icon.
Page Six reports that actor Frank Vincent passed away today during open heart surgery at a New Jersey hospital following a heart attack last week. Vincent was 78. According to Hollywood Life, he leaves behind his wife Kathleen and his son Anthony.
The actor is best known for a series of mobster roles, most notably from the Martin Scorsese films “Goodfellas” and “Raging Bull,” and the HBO series “The Sopranos, which ran for six seasons.”
According to the Internet Movie Database, Vincent’s acting career spanned four decades and 89 credits across film, television, and even a few video games (several installments of the “Grand Theft Auto” franchise). His affinity for organized crime characters made him a natural for bit parts on several other police and crime dramas, such as “Law & Order” and “NYPD Blue.”
From all of us at TFPP, our thoughts and prayers are with the Vincent family during this tragic time.