A beloved actor has just passed away. Fans were heartbroken to learn that Joseph Pilato has died at the age of 70.
"The acclaimed Pulp Fiction actor, who is best known for playing Captain Rhodes in Day of the Dead, reportedly died in his sleep on Sunday night, though the cause of death is currently unknown. The passing of the 70-year-old was confirmed by fellow actor Marty Schiff on Facebook," wrote the Mirror.
Schiff wrote the sad posting paid his respects online, saying: "It is with great sadness that I inform you that actor and old friend Joseph 'Joe' Pilato passed away quietly in his sleep last night. Rest in Peace, Joe."
Joseph was well-known among fans for appearing in loads of horror movies. He worked on Alienator, Empire of the Dark, The Evil Inside Me, The Demolitionist, Fatal Passion, Wishmaster, and The Ghouls.
In the movie Pulp Fiction, Joseph played a Dean Martin lookalike. Some of his most famous movies have become super cult classics and live on to this day.
"He has said previously: 'I was more excited about portraying a person who was the lawyer. Unfortunately, to this day, I have not played a lawyer.' His final appearance is in Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D, in which he played Harry Cooper," according to the Mirror.
"Character actor #JosephPilato, remembered most fondly as "Captain Rhodes" in George A. Romero's Day of the Dead, has sadly passed away at age 70. Known for his casual flare as a story-telling and fan appreciation, he'll be sorely missed. #RIP," wrote one fan on Twitter.
Please joins us in praying for Joseph's friends and family during this sad time.
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