Breaking: American Pop Culture Icon Dead

Today we witness yet another tragic loss. The U.S. has lost another pop culture icon. Frank Vincent died during a surgery today at a New Jersey hospital, following a heart attack last week.

Via the Federalist Papers Project:

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Vincent was 78. According to Hollywood Life, he leaves behind his wife Kathleen and his son Anthony.

The actor is best known for a series of mobster roles, most notably from the Martin Scorsese films “Goodfellas” and “Raging Bull,” and the HBO series “The Sopranos, which ran for six seasons.”

According to the Internet Movie Database, Vincent’s acting career spanned four decades and 89 credits across film, television, and even a few video games (several installments of the “Grand Theft Auto” franchise). His affinity for organized crime characters made him a natural for bit parts on several other police and crime dramas, such as “Law & Order” and “NYPD Blue.”

Vincent was also a musician, comedian, producer and author – he wrote A Guy’s Guide to Being A Man’s Man.

Actor Vincent Pastore, who co-starred with Vincent in The Sopranos, said in an email quoted by website The Blast: “We lost a great character actor and great man… May he always stay in our memory.”

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Our thoughts and prayers are with this legend’s family during these tragic times.

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