'Sopranos' and 'Casino' Star Dead at Age 72, Please Send Prayers

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February 21, 2019Feb 21, 2019

A sad story is being reported this morning after a Hollywood legend passed away. According to reports, Vinny Vella has died.

Vella was 72-years-old. In recent years, he battled cancer and other health issues. Our prayers go out to his family at this time.

His representative has released a statement on his passing.

"We are saddened to report that Vinny Vella has passed and I'm sure that no one is more saddened than himself. Vinny loved life from his family to his friends and fans he was easily one of the funniest, endearing actors to have ever graced the screen," it read.

His son opened up to reporters and revealed he had been battling liver cancer for the past few years. He was loved by fans across the globe. Many of them took to social media to share their condolences and offer their prayers to his family.

Vinny is most well-known for his role in numerous mobster-type movies. He played in "The Sopranos" and also starred in "Casino" with Robert De Niro.

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