'Sopranos' & 'Goodfellas' Star Frank Vincent Dead at 80

September 14, 2017


Actor Frank Vincent died on Wednesday, September 13 after complications from heart surgery, TMZ reports.

Vincent made his film debut in 1976’s The Death Collector alongside Joe Pesci, but he’s perhaps best known for other roles, like Billy Batts, the Goodfellas character who met his demise after the infamous “shine box” insult thrown at Pesci’s character. He also made a name for himself in his roles as Frank Marino in Casino and crime boss Phil Leotardo on The Sopranos, among others.

While some sources cite 1939 as his birth year, The Associated Press reports that in a statement confirming his death, Vincent’s family listed his age as 80.