R.I.P.- “Do The Right Thing”/”Sopranos” Actor Dies From Serious Complications

Posted On : September 13, 2017

Very sad news to report ILOSM family. Frank Vincent- the actor known for his unforgettable roles in classic films like Do The Right Thing, The Goodfellas, and The Sopranos- has passed away today (9-13-17) at age 78.

According to TMZ, he passed away from complications after having a major surgical procedure. See the details below:

Frank Vincent — veteran actor known for his roles on “The Sopranos” and several Martin Scorsese films — died in a New Jersey hospital Wednesday … TMZ has learned. We’re told Vincent suffered a heart attack last week, and underwent open-heart surgery Wednesday. He died during the surgery.


Many of us will never forget Vincent’s roles that he’s most known for. So while we send our sincerest condolences to Frank’s loved ones, we’ll take a moment to reminisce about some of his classic characters.

In Do The Right Thing, many of us first became fans of Frank Vincent after he played the angry cat who was driving the souped up Caddy down a Brooklyn block. His character’s name was “Charlie,” who got sprayed by the fire hydrant’s water during a summer block party in the film. Check out that scene here…

And of course we can’t forget about how he played “Billy Batts” in Goodfellas, the hardcore mafia dude who ended up getting killed by his fellow comrades in crime…

Then he became a household name after playing his tough guy role, “Phil Leotardo,” in The Sopranos...

There were several other iconic gangster roles Frank Vincent brought to life like no other, including in the films, Casino and Raging Bull. However in real life, he will also be remembered as a very cool guy to be around. Rest peacefully Frank Vincent…gone but never forgotten.

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