It’s a tragic day for Sopranos followers, as Tony Sirico has died on the age of 79. The passing of the beloved character actor, finest identified for enjoying Paulie Walnuts within the acclaimed HBO drama, was revealed by Sopranos co-star Michael Imperioli on Instagram.
Born in New York Metropolis, Sirico started his performing profession within the 1974 crime drama Loopy Joe, and went on to play Tony Stacks in Goodfellas together with a wide selection of different roles. He additionally continuously appeared in Woody Allen movies, together with Everybody Says I Love You, Bullets Over Broadway, and Mighty Aphrodite, and made frequent TV appearances.
However as Peter Paul “Paulie Walnuts” Gualtieri on The Sopranos, Sirico ensured his personal immortality. The eventual capo was famend for his love of coordinated tracksuits and off-kilter observations; most of the time the comedian reduction in a scene, he nonetheless delivered no scarcity of humanity in the course of the present’s hardest moments. Along with Imperioli, he anchored the episode “Pine Barrens,” extensively thought of to be not simply among the finest episodes of The Sopranos, however among the finest episodes of tv ever made.
Sirico additionally made a number of voice appearances throughout Household Man and American Dad!, and as a forged member of The Sopranos twice received the Display screen Actors Guild Award for Excellent Efficiency by an Ensemble in a Drama Collection (together with 5 extra nominations in the course of the present’s run).