In Memoriam: Fallen Stars of 2022
Legendary actor Tony Sirico has died at the age of 79.
Sirico’s salvage Bob McGowan confirmed the passing to E! Information with an announcement on July 8, announcing, “Tony became a truly trusty shopper, consistently gave to charity and became a member of the Wounded Warriors and an Military vet.”
The actor became perfect known for his portrayal of Paul “Paulie Walnuts” Gualtieri on all six seasons of HBO’s The Sopranos from 1999 to 2007.
Over the path of his many years-spanning profession, Sirico additionally seemed in motion footage bask in Goodfellas, Bullets Over Broadway and Mighty Aphrodite earlier than getting his defining role on the mob drama.
As files of his passing surfaced, tributes from across the leisure commerce began to roll in, in conjunction with Sirico’s Sopranos co-huge name Michael Imperioli.
“Tony became bask in no one else: he became as no longer easy, as trusty and as mountainous hearted as any individual I’ve ever known,” Imperioli shared on Instagram. “I became at his facet through so great: through appropriate cases and extreme. But mainly appropriate. And we had one draw of guffaws. We chanced on a groove as Christopher and Paulie and I am proud to claim I did one draw of my perfect and most fun work with my dear perfect friend Tony.”
“I will omit him perpetually. He is truly irreplaceable,” Imperioli persisted. “I ship bask in to his family, visitors and his many many followers. He became appreciated and can just no longer ever be forgotten. Heartbroken nowadays.”
Steven Van Zandt, who played Silvio on The Sopranos, paid his respects on Twitter.
“A better than existence character on and off show cloak,” Van Zandt wrote. “Gonna omit you a enormous quantity my friend. Deepest condolences to the family.”
After exhibiting on The Sopranos, Sirico persisted to work on varied TV shows. Most as of late, he lent his disclose to fascinating shows bask in American Dad! and Family Guy, and he seemed in motion footage bask in 2017’s Surprise Wheel.
He is survived by his two kids, Joanne Sirico Bello and Richard Sirico.
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