Joseph Siravo has died.
The ‘Sopranos’ actor – who performed Tony Soprano’s father Johnny in flashback scenes within the drama sequence – has handed away on the age of 64 following an extended battle with most cancers.
His daughter Allegra Okarmus confirmed the information on Instagram alongside numerous household pictures.
She wrote: “I used to be by his aspect when my expensive father handed away this morning, peacefully, in his beloved Treehouse.
“We’re each so fortunate to be so intensely beloved. I’m so immensely grateful to have had him right here on earth and I do know that he hasn’t gone very far.
“He had many credit, however his favorite one by far was that of Nonno Joe.”
Joseph’s ‘Sopranos’ co-star, Garry Pastore, was the primary to interrupt the information when he shared a tribute to his pal.
He wrote: “RIP my expensive pal, who fought an unimaginable struggle. I’ll miss you. See you on the opposite aspect.”
Within the feedback of his put up, co-star Lillo Brancato Jr wrote: “Oh wow RIP.”
Maureen Van Zandt shared an image of the late actor on Twitter and remembered him as “a gifted and beautiful man”.
She wrote: “Simply heard Joe handed away. A gifted and beautiful man. An ideal Johnny Boy Soprano. Took this on the workshop of Piece of My Coronary heart, Bway present about Bert Berns. Deepest condolences to his household and pals.(sic)”
Joseph was additionally a veteran of the stage and fellow Broadway star Kelli O’Hara took to Instagram to pay tribute.
She wrote: “#rip @josephsiravo
the stage and display screen and I’ll miss you. #thelightinthepiazza (sic)”
The ‘Folks v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story’ actor made his on-screen debut in 1993 film ‘Carlito’s Means’ and most just lately appeared in 2019’s political drama movie ‘The Report’.
On stage, Joseph was greatest identified for placing in additional than 2,000 performances as Gyp DeCarlo within the first nationwide tour of ‘Jersey Boys’ from 2006 onwards.