The Sopranos star Joseph Siravo has tragically died aged 65...
The beloved actor was best known for playing Tony Soprano's father Johnny in The Sopranos...
He has sadly died aged just sixty-four. And tributes have already come pouring in for the star...
RIP 'Joseph Siravo',wonderful actor— Karl McNamara (@Carlrun7) April 12, 2021
and now a 'star' in the heavens 🙏🙏🙏
Omg he was an amazing actor so sad 😪😪— Helen Martin (@HelenMa85628674) April 11, 2021
Oh man, this sucks, RIP— James City Park (@JamesPa31679656) April 12, 2021
Such a shame to hear of the passing of Joseph Siravo, a terrific actor whose performance was an integral part of The Sopranos. R.I.P.— Kev 🏴 (@kevlaa132) April 11, 2021
RIP Joseph Siravo, a fantastic actor who passed away today.— Ryan Miner (@RyanRMiner) April 12, 2021
Siravo is known for playing Tony Soprano’s father, Johnny Boy Soprano, in The Sopranos.
RIP JOSEPH SIRAVO— Adam (@Adam98746082) April 11, 2021
Great actor will be missed 😢
Rip Joseph Siravo 🤧— Polo4Ever ⏳🔋 (@_PoloC) April 12, 2021
RIP Joseph Siravo who played Tony Soprano's late father Giovanni 'Johnny Boy' Soprano in the The Sopranos.— 🏴DJ Gandolfini🏴 (@djk29_) April 12, 2021
May you reunite with Mr Gandolfini in the sky sir!
Joseph Siravo from Carlito's Way and The Sopranos has sadly passed away, great actor and so menacing in both pic.twitter.com/fWdQnqugWZ— Michael (@MichaelG_79) April 12, 2021
R.I.P Joseph Siravo, best known for his roles as Johnny Soprano in The Sopranos and Vinnie Taglialucci in Carlito's Way. pic.twitter.com/LZlFQ7B8Xy— Manuel González (@manuedd) April 11, 2021
R.I.P to the great Joseph Siravo who starred in many of our favorites from The Sopranos to Carlito’s Way. You will be missed. 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/3seozVuYrC— Vanessa ❤️❤️ (@vanessamelend15) April 11, 2021
Joseph Siravo, perhaps the most intimidating mug in TV/Movie gangsterdom history, has passed away per many Twitter folks who knew him. He left a hell of a mark on CARLITO’S WAY and “The Sopranos”. pic.twitter.com/xVKbegRivo— Rear Admiral (@RearAdBsBlog) April 11, 2021
RIP. You could feel his passion for acting in his work, even in the limited role of Johnny Boy Soprano. 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/PhuSqcPKZi— SopranosWorld (@SopranosWorld) April 11, 2021
The actor - best known for his role in the HBO mobster show - passed away on Sunday.
The sad news was confirmed by fellow actor Gerry Pastore...
He shared a picture of Siravo and wrote:
"RIP my dear friend, who fought an incredible fight. I will miss you. See you on the other side."
"He was a true gent to boot and as you well know hard to find that mutual bond and sincerity. Acting has always been a passion and finding true friends that lift you up and support was often difficult.
"Myself, Joe, Michael Rispoli [who played Jackie Aprile Sr.} and Jimmy Gandolfini [Tony Soprano] always supported each other even when up for the same roles, it's how we rolled."
Fellow Sopranos star Lillo Brancato Jr., who played Matthew Bevilaqua, commented:
"Oh wow RIP."
Siravo Attended New York's famous Tisch School of the Arts and Stanford University before launching his acting career.
His screen debut came in 1993 when he landed a role in Carlito's Way.
In 1997, he was cast in an episode of Law & Order before getting this legendary role of Tony Soprano's father Johnny in The Sopranos.
He appeared in 5 episodes revealing Tony's turbulent relationship with his parents and how he took his first steps into the mob world.
Siravo went on to play real-life mobster John Gotti in the 2015 movie The Wannabe and he was also seen in the TV drama The People v. O. J. Simpson.
He also appeared both on and off-Broadway in Jersey Boys.
Rest in peace.