Tony Sirico, the beloved actor who played the famous mobster Paulie “Walnut” Gualtieri in all six seasons the Sopranos, died on Friday. He was 79 years old.
Sirico’s manager Bob McGowan confirmed the news. CBS News, who said Sirico was “a great, loyal customer” who would “do anything to help those in need.” McGowan did not specify a cause of death. Michael Imperioli, who won an Emmy for playing Christopher Motisanti in the hit HBO series, shared the news on Instagram on Friday.
“I’m sad to say that my dear friend, colleague and partner in crime, the great Tony Sirico, has passed away today,” said the actor. long statement Reading. “Tony was like no other: He was as tough, as loyal, and as big-hearted as I’ve ever known. I was by his side: through the good times and the bad. But mostly the good. And we had a lot of laughs. We found a groove as Christopher and Paulie and I’m proud to say that I had my best and funniest job with my dear friend Tony.
“I will miss her forever,” he continued. “He is truly irreplaceable. I send love to his family, friends and his many fans. He was lovely and will never be forgotten. Heartbroken today.”
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