TMZ: Frank Vincent dies at 78

Lawrence Kim
September 14, 2017

Frank Vincent, the actor best known for his roles on "The Sopranos", died Wednesday, September 13th - according to TMZ.

The actor reportedly suffered a heart attack last week and was forced to undergo open heart surgery.

As fans of The Sopranos will remember all too well, Frank's character often came to blows with James Gandolfini's on-screen persona Tony Soprano.

He also notably portrayed real-life gangster Billy Batts in mob classic GoodFellas, released in 1990.

"He didn't fool around".

Frank Vincent Joseph Gannascoli and James Gandolfini in an episode of “The Sopranos.” Vincent died during open heart surgery

Vincent also acted in two Spike Lee films, "Do the Right Thing" and "Jungle Fever".

Vincent also appeared in Hype Williams' Belly (1998) and served as the official acting coach to rappers DMX, Nas and Method Man on the film.

MA but raised in Jersey City, NJ, Vincent was the author of the 2006 book A Guy's Guide to Being a Man's Man.

In 2006, Vincent co-wrote the book A Guy's Guide to Being a Man's Man.

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