Joseph Siravo , an actor who rose to popularity playing Johnny Soprano, Tony’s father in the popular series “The Sopranos”, died this Sunday at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer.
This was confirmed by his friend the actor Garry Pastore, through social networks, where he defined him as “a great man who fought an incredible fight,” according to Hollywood media.
Despite the fact that his face became known to the general public from “The Sopranos”, Siravo began his career in the early 90s and, in recent years, had an important intervention in the series “The People vs. OJ Simpson : American Crime Story “, where he played Fred Goldman.
Born in Washington, the actor studied drama in New York and had his big break with Al Pacino in the famous 1993 film “Carlito’s Way”, whose cast also featured the Argentine comedian Jorge Porcel.
In the following years, Siravo was summoned for some appearances in “Law and Order”, until in 1999 he was chosen for the consecrating role of Johnny Soprano.
“DEP my dear friend, who fought an incredible fight. I will miss you. See you on the other side”, were the words that Garry published on his social networks along with a photograph of the actor.
Garry added: “He was a great man, to begin with, and as is well known, it is difficult to find that mutual bond. Acting has always been a passion and finding true friends to encourage and support you was often difficult.
Actor Lillo Brancato, also known for playing Matthew Bevilaqua on ‘The Sopranos’, commented “Oh wow DEP” along with a heart.