Tony Sirico Dies: ‘The Sopranos’ Star Was 79

Tony SiricoBest known for his role as Peter Paul “Polly Walnuts” Gualtieri the Sopranos, has died. His family announced his passing on Friday, weeks before the actor celebrated his 80th birthday.

“It is with great sadness, but with incredible pride, love and many fond memories, the family of Gennaro Anthony ‘Tony’ Sirico would like to inform you of his death on the morning of July 8, 2022,” the family said in a statement. said in.

No cause of death has been given but Sirico has been in poor health for the past several years.

Sirico stars as henchman Paulie Walnuts the Sopranos for the series’ full six-season run on HBO. Sirico played the gangster in several films, including Goodfellas, Mob Queen, Mighty Aphrodite, Love and Money, Fingers, The One Man Jury, Disobedience And the last fight,

Sirico was born on July 29, 1942 in New York City. His first confirmed role in film was as an extra in the 1974 film Crazy Joe. He also played the role of policemen in films. dead presidents And Harry’s reconstruction.

On television, he voiced the character of the family pet dog Winnie Griffin. family GuyIn the three-episode arc, replacing Brian Griffin after his death.

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The family added that Sirico’s family includes his two beloved children, Joan Sirico Bello and Richard Sirico, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews and many other relatives.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Sirico’s brother. Robert Sirico at the Basilica of Regina Passis (1230 65th Street, Brooklyn, NY) on Wednesday morning, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. The family asked for memorial donations to Wounded Warriors, St Jude’s Hospital and Acton Institute in honor of Sirico.