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The Sopranos Actor Joseph Siravo Has Died Aged 64

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The Sopranos Actor Joseph Siravo Has Died Aged 64

The Sopranos actor Joseph Siravo has died at the age of 64, following a battle with cancer.

He was best known for playing Tony Soprano's father - Giovanni Francis 'Johnny Boy' Soprano - in the hit series.

Credit: Warner Bros
Credit: Warner Bros

His daughter Allegra Okarmus confirmed the sad news, writing on social media: "I was by his side when my dear father passed away this morning, peacefully, in his beloved Treehouse.

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"We are both so lucky to be so intensely loved. I am so immensely grateful to have had him here on earth and I know that he hasn't gone very far.

"He had many credits, but his favorite one by far was that of Nonno Joe."

His former co-star Garry Pastmore also paid tribute on Instagram, writing: "RIP my dear friend, who fought an incredible fight. I will miss you. See you on the other side."

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Maureen Van Zandt, who also featured in The Sopranos, shared a photo of Siravo on Twitter, sending her 'deepest condolences' to his family and friends.

Van Zandt wrote: "Just heard Joe passed away. A talented and lovely man. A perfect Johnny Boy Soprano. Took this at the workshop of Piece of My Heart, Bway show about Bert Berns. Deepest condolences to his family and friends."

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Topics: TV and Film, Sopranos

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