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Joseph Siravo Dies: ‘The Sopranos’, ‘Jersey Boys’

Joseph Siravo is best known for his role as Tony Soprano’s father in The Sopranos.  As well he’ll be remembered as Fred Goldman in American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson and even on stage he was in the musical Jersey Boys.  He has died at the age of 66.

Siravo died Sunday after a long battle with cancer. The BBC quoted his daughter Allegra Okarmus, who wrote on Instagram: “I was by his side when my dear father passed away this morning, peacefully, in his beloved Treehouse. We are both so lucky to be so intensely loved. I am so immensely grateful to have had him here on earth and I know that he hasn’t gone very far.”

Siravo’s character in HBO smash The Sopranos appeared in flashbacks to the 1960s as Tony’s father, Johnny, with whom he had a difficult relationship.

On stage, he clocked up more than 2,000 performances as character Gyp DeCarlo in the first U.S. tour of hit musical Jersey Boys from 2006 onward. His other work on Broadway included the Tony-winning productions of Oslo and The Light in the Piazza.