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Actor Frank Vincent has died at 78 during open heart surgery

Actor Frank Vincent (Frank Vincent Gattuso Jr.) died on Wednesday in New Jersey from open heart surgery complications, at 78 old, after a 41 year acting career. The actor suffered a heart attack last week.

He made his film debut in 1976 when he co-starred in “The Death Collector.” He played prominent roles in the HBO series The Sopranos and in several films for director Martin Scorsese: Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990), and Casino (1995). One of his notable appearances in foreign film was in Juan José Jusid's Made in Argentina, in which he played Vito, a wealthy Manhattan businessman.

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Actor Frank Vincent

in 2001, Vincent voiced the character of Mafia boss Salvatore Leone in the controversial computer and video game Grand Theft Auto III and continued in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005). He starred in Chicago Overcoat in 2009 as the main protagonist and also in the hit IDW Publishing comic series "Killogy" which was nominated at the Ghastly Awards for Best Mini-Series and won multiple Horror Comic Awards from the Horror News Network. In 2006, Vincent published "A Guy’s Guide to Being a Man’s Man."Tributes flowed on social media as news of his death spread. Frank Vincent  leaves behind his wife Katherine, their son Anthony Vincent, and his two children from his previous marriage.

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