Frank Vincent, a character actor who was known for his roles as mobsters, tough guys and New York ruffians, has died today.
Known for his role as mob boss Phil Leotardo on “The Sopranos,” he died yesterday at the age of 80.
Vincent died peacefully on Wednesday, a statement from his family said. There was no listed cause of death.
His manager, Melissa Prophet, said in a statement that Vincent “lived life on his terms, creating a dynamic and successful path in every endeavor he chose. His generosity and spirit extended beyond his family and closest friends, as he strived to promote new talent in the performing arts.”
He was also a writer; in 2006, Vincent published “A Guy’s Guide to Being a Man’s Man.” Will you please join us in sending your prayers to the family today.
“We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.”