Frank Vincent, veteran actor known for his roles on “The Sopranos”, died in a New Jersey hospital on Wednesday from surgical complications.
TMZ was informed that Vincent suffered a heart attack last week, and underwent open-heart surgery some point after that. He was surrounded by family members when he passed.
Frank was one of the most recognizable character actors, in the business for 41 years, known for his tough guy roles, especially in mafia movies as well as several Martin Scorsese films. Some of his most memorable roles include Billy Batts in “Goodfellas” and Phil Leotardo, Tony’s nemesis, in “The Sopranos.”
Vincent also appeared in “Raging Bull,” “Casino” and “Do the Right Thing.”
He was 78.