Green book The manner of death of actor Frank Vallelonga Jr. was ruled an accident more than four months after his body was found, according to the New York Medical Examiner’s Office, with his cause linked to fentanyl and cocaine.
The actor’s cause of death was acute intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl and cocaine, a representative of the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner said. The Hollywood Reporter.
On December 1, a spokesperson for the New York Police Department reported that Vallelonga Jr. had been unconscious and unresponsive, but with no discernible early morning trauma outside a factory in the Bronx. He was pronounced dead on the spot.
At that time, the investigation was underway, with a person arrested and charged with hiding a human corpse. THR contacted the NYPD.
Vallelonga Jr. notably starred Rudy Vallelonga, a relative of Viggo Mortensen’s Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga in the Peter Farrelly-directed Green book, which also starred Oscar-winning Mahershala Ali. The late actor was the son of the real Frank Vallelonga. He also appeared in a 2004 episode of The sopranosalong with the crime movie The birthday cakestarring Val Kilmer and Ewan McGregor, and a 2018 episode of CBS’ The neighbourhood.
Green bookwhere Vallelonga Jr. best known for in Hollywood, was nominated for five Oscars at the 2019 ceremony, winning three, including Best Picture. His younger brother, Nick, served as the film’s producer and co-writer.