Actor Tony Sirico, best known for his role as Peter Paul Gualtieri on ‘The Sopranos’ Passed 79 years old this friday, informed the brother and the translator representative in two publications on social networks. The actor’s brother, Robert Sirico, said, “With great sadness, but with so much pride, love and good memories, the family of Genaro Anthony ‘Tony’ Sirico would like to inform you of his death on the morning of July 8, 2022.” , communicated through his Facebook account. Bob McGowan, who has also been Sirico’s representative for 25 years, confirmed the death and described him as a “very loyal customer” who “always helps those in need”.
Cause of death not yet known by Tony Sirico (New York, 1942), who will be buried at Regina Pacis Basilica (Brooklyn, New York, USA) on Wednesday, July 13, according to his brother’s publication. “The family deeply appreciates the many expressions of love, prayers and condolences and asks the public to respect their privacy during this mourning,” said Robert Sirico.
Tony Sirico will be remembered for his role as ‘Paulie Walnuts’ gangster Peter Paul Gualtieri on the legendary TV series ‘The Sopranos’, among other roles. Another hero of this production, Michael Imperioli, sought to fire his partner and friend from his Instagram account this Friday, referring to him as a “tough, loyal and big hearted” man. “I am proud to say that I did my best and most fun job with my dear friend Tony. I will miss him forever. He is truly irreplaceable,” Imperioli said.
Of Italian descent, Sirico was born and raised in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of New York City in the 1950s, which was deeply connected and controlled by the Colombo Family delinquency. A childhood that will mark his life and future as an actor on the small and big screen. mafia productions. In addition to The Sopranos, Sirico starred in “Love and Money” (1982), Martin Scorsese’s historical film “One of Us” (1990), comedy “Mob Queen” (1998), “Lilyhammer”. (2012) and also voiced Vinny the dog in the famous TV series ‘Family Guy’.