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...

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."

Gerry added:

"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.