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Frank Vincent, ‘Sopranos’ and ‘Goodfellas’ Actor, Dies at 78

13 September 2017 1:43 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Frank Vincent, known for portraying Phil Leotardo on “The Sopranos,” has died, his “Sopranos” co-star Vincent Pastore announced on Facebook. He was 78.

TMZ reports that he died due to complications of heart surgery after a heart attack. John Gallagher, who directed Vincent in “Street Hunter” and “The Deli,” also posted the news on Facebook.

Vincent began acting in 1976 when he co-starred in the low-budget crime film “The Death Collector” alongside Joe Pesci. Vincent then acted in Martin Scorsese’s “Raging Bull,” which sparked the first of many collaborations between Vincent, Pesci, and Robert De Niro, including “Goodfellas” and “Casino.”‘

His “Sopranos” character was killed on orders from his on-screen nemesis Tony Soprano is the final episode of the HBO series.

Born in North Adams, Mass., and raised in Jersey City, N.J., Vincent often portrayed gangsters. He delivered the iconic line, “Go home and get your shine box!” as mobster Billy Batts in “Goodfellas,” and »

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Frank Vincent, Mob Boss Phil Leotardo on 'The Sopranos,' Dies at 78 (Report)

13 September 2017 1:19 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Frank Vincent, who played the vicious mob boss Phil Leotardo on The Sopranos, has died. He was 78.

Vincent died of complications from heart surgery in New Jersey, TMZ reported.

Vincent also played tough guys for director Martin Scorsese in Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990) — as the real-life Gambino gangster Billy Batts — and Casino (1995).

On HBO's The Sopranos, Leotardo often butted heads with James Gandolfini's Tony Soprano as he eventually rose to become boss of the Lupertazzi crime family.

His film résumé also included The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), Wise Guys (1986), Spike Lee's »

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