Frank Vincent, star of 'Sopranos' and several Martin Scorsese films, dies at 78

Frank Vincent, a film and television actor best known for roles in “The Sopranos” as well as several Martin Scorsese films, has died, TMZ reports. He was 78. 

The website reports that Vincent, who was raised in Jersey City, died from complications related to heart surgery, following a heart attack suffered last week. 

Vincent played Phil Leotardo, boss of the Lupertazzi crime family and Tony Soprano’s rival on “The Sopranos” and appeared as a main character in the show’s final season. He also played organized crime figures in “Goodfellas,” “Casino” and “Raging Bull.” 

Vincent made his film debut in 1976 alongside Joe Pesci in “The Death Collector,” and has since appeared in dozens of films and television spots, often as some sort of mobster. 

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