‘The Sopranos’ Actor Dies at 79

Tony Sirico.
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A sad farewell. Tony Sirico, best known for his role as Paulie Walnuts The SopranosAt the age of 79, he died.

“It is with great sadness, but with incredible pride, love and a whole lot of fond memories, that the family of Gennaro Anthony ‘Tony’ Sirico wishes to inform you of his death on the morning of July 8, 2022,” the actor’s family told DeadlineFriday, July 8th, in a statement It was not immediately known what caused the death.

Siroco’s former SopranosCostar Michael Imperioli also confirmed the news via Instagram, writing: “It pains me to say that my dear friend, colleague and partner in crime, the great TONY SIRICO has passed away today. Tony was like no one else: he was as tough, as loyal and as big hearted as anyone I’ve ever known. Through both good and bad times, I was always there for him. But mostly good. And we had a lot of laughs.”

The White Lotus star, 56, added that the duo “found a groove” working together during their time on The SopranosFrom 1999 to 2007, the series aired on HBO. “I am proud to say I did a lot of my best and most fun work with my dear pal Tony,” he continued. “I will miss him forever. He is truly irreplaceable. I send my love and support to his family, friends, as well as his many fans. He was loved and will be remembered forever. Heartbroken today.”

This is a developing story.

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