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Sopranos actor Frank Vincent dies at 78

Actor Frank Vincent, best known for playing Phil Leotardo on The Sopranos and his roles in Goodfellas and Casino, has died. He was 78.

His Sopranos co-star Vincent Pastore announced his death on Facebook, and TMZ reports he died due to complications from surgery after suffering a heart attack. Vincent launched his acting career in 1976, appearing in The Death Collector. He went on to star as mobster Billy Batts in Goodfellas and Frankie Marino in Casino, and also had roles in Raging Bull, Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Wise Guys, Night Falls on Manhattan, and Shark Tale. In 2006, he co-wrote the book A Guy's Guide to Being a Man's Man, and voiced the character of Salvator Leone in Grand Theft Auto III.