Legendary actor Tony Sirico passed away at the age of 79.
Representative of Sirico Bob McGowan confirmed passing E! News with a statement on July 8, saying, “Tony is a very loyal customer, philanthropist and a member of Wounded Warriors and an Army vet.”
Actor known for his role as Paul “Paulie Walnuts” Gualtieri on all six seasons of HBO. Sopranos from 1999 to 2007.
During his decades-long career, Sirico also appeared in films such as Goodfellas, Bullets Over Broadway and Mighty Aphrodite before getting his exact role in the mob drama.
As news of his passing came out, donations from across the entertainment industry began to arrive, including Sirico’s. Sopranos costar Michael Imperioli.
“Tony is like no other: he’s tough, loyal, and has a big heart like anyone I’ve ever known,” said Imperioli. shared on Instagram. “I’ve been with him a lot: through the good times and the bad. But mostly the good. And we had a lot of laughs. We found an opportunity like Christopher and Paulie and I are proud to say that I did a lot of my best and worked most happily with my dear friend, Tony.”