Soprano star Joseph Siravo dies at 66 after battle with cancer
Joseph Siravo sadly passed away following a long battle with colon cancer, BBC reports.
The actor was 66 and his daughter Allegra Okarmus confirmed his death on a since-deleted Instagram.
She said she was “by his side when my dear father passed away peacefully this morning in his beloved Treehouse.” We are both so lucky to be loved so intensely. I am extremely grateful to have had him here on earth and I know he did not go very far.
He is most recognizable as Johnny “Johnny Boy” Soprano from HBO’s The Sopranos. Johnny Boy was Tony Soprano’s father and he appeared in flashback and dream sequences in five episodes.
Joseph’s Sopranos co-star Garry Pastore wrote a tribute to his friend on Instagram, saying, “RIP my dear friend, who fought an incredible fight.” I will miss you. We meet on the other side. “
Also a Broadway star, Joseph has had nearly 2,000 appearances on Jersey Boys, and most recently made appearances in 2016’s The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, and also appeared in the film The Report.
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