Sopranos star Joseph Siravo has passed away at the age of 64

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‘He fought an incredible fight’: Sopranos star Joseph Siravo dies at age 64 after long battle with cancer

  • The actor, best known for his role as Tony Soprano’s father Johnny on the hit show, died on Sunday after a protracted battle with cancer.
  • The news of his passing was confirmed by fellow actor Garry Pastore, 59, who shared an Instagram tribute to his late friend and praised his ‘incredible fight’
  • Alongside a headshot from Joseph, he wrote, “RIP my best friend, who has put up an incredible fight. I will miss you. I’ll see you on the other side ‘

Sopranos star Joseph Siravo has passed away at the age of 64.

The actor, best known for his role as Tony Soprano’s father Johnny on the hit show, died on Sunday after a protracted battle with cancer.

The news of his passing was confirmed by fellow actor Garry Pastore, 59, who shared an Instagram tribute to his late friend and praised his ‘incredible fight’.

Alongside a headshot from Joseph, he wrote, “RIP my best friend, who has put up an incredible fight. I will miss you. I’ll see you on the other side ‘.

Tragic: Sopranos star Joseph Siravo has passed away at the age of 64

Tragic: Sopranos star Joseph Siravo has passed away at the age of 64

In a separate comment, Gerry continued: “ He was also a real gentleman and as you know it’s hard to find that mutual connection and sincerity …

Acting has always been a passion and it has often been difficult to find real friends who cheer you up and who support you. Myself, Joe, Michael Rispoli and Jimmy Gandolfini have always supported each other, even if they played the same roles, that’s how we rolled. ‘

Joseph appeared on the show as Tony’s father in flashbacks to the 1960s.

Heartache: The actor, best known for his role as Tony Soprano's father Johnny on the hit show, died on Sunday after a protracted battle with cancer

Heartache: The actor, best known for his role as Tony Soprano's father Johnny on the hit show, died on Sunday after a protracted battle with cancer

Heartache: The actor, best known for his role as Tony Soprano’s father Johnny on the hit show, died on Sunday after a protracted battle with cancer

The Sopranos centered around mob boss Tony Soprano and his dealings with his family and The Family, while also seeking treatment for panic attacks.

The hit show was one of the first of its kind, running for six seasons on HBO from 1999 to 2007.

It went on to star actor James Gandolfini, who has won numerous awards, including Golden Globes, Emmys and SAG Awards, and is often credited with kickstarting the great trend of television dramas in the 2000s and 2010s.

Hard at work: Born in Washington, Joseph attended Tisch School of the Arts University and attended Stanford before starting his acting career

Hard at work: Born in Washington, Joseph attended Tisch School of the Arts University and attended Stanford before starting his acting career

Hard at work: Born in Washington, Joseph attended Tisch School of the Arts University and attended Stanford before starting his acting career

Gandolfini died on June 19, 2013 in Rome, Italy of a heart attack while on vacation with his son, who was the one who found him fallen in his hotel room.

Born in Washington, Joseph attended Tisch School of the Arts University and attended Stanford before starting his acting career.

In 1993 he scored his first role, starring in Carlito’s Way with Al Pacino and Sean Penn, while also starring in Law & Order.

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