News | Entertainment
11 May 2021 13:41
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Joseph Siravo has died

    The 'Sopranos' actor - who played Tony Soprano's father Johnny in flashback scenes in the drama series - has passed away at the age of 64 following a long battle with cancer


    His daughter Allegra Okarmus confirmed the news on Instagram alongside a number of family photos.

    She wrote: "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.

    "He had many credits, but his favourite one by far was that of Nonno Joe.”

    Joseph's 'Sopranos' co-star, Garry Pastore, was the first to break the news when he shared a tribute to his friend.

    He wrote: “RIP my dear friend, who fought an incredible fight. I will miss you. See you on the other side.”

    In the comments of his post, co-star Lillo Brancato Jr wrote: "Oh wow RIP."

    Maureen Van Zandt shared a picture of the late actor on Twitter and remembered him as "a talented and lovely man".

    She wrote: "Just heard Joe passed away. A talented and lovely man. A perfect Johnny Boy Soprano. Took this at the workshop of Piece of My Heart, Bway show about Bert Berns. Deepest condolences to his family and friends.(sic)"

    Joseph was also a veteran of the stage and fellow Broadway star Kelli O'Hara took to Instagram to pay tribute.

    She wrote: "#rip @josephsiravo

    the stage and screen and I will miss you. #thelightinthepiazza (sic)"

    The 'People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story' actor made his on-screen debut in 1993 movie 'Carlito's Way' and most recently appeared in 2019's political drama film 'The Report'.

    On stage, Joseph was best known for putting in more than 2,000 performances as Gyp DeCarlo in the first national tour of 'Jersey Boys' from 2006 onwards.

    © 2021 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     11 May: Amanda Kloots will focus on her son on her first Mother’s Day as a widow
     11 May: Kristen Bell doesn't mind if Dax Shepard calls another woman attractive
     11 May: Kylie Jenner exercises twice a day
     11 May: Ulrika Jonsson has called for the "constant shaming" of women’s figures to end
     11 May: Brody Jenner and Kristin Cavallari will always have "chemistry"
     11 May: Jessica Biel's sons are "besties" with one another
     11 May: Peter Andre documented the "screaming and madness" in his household during self-isolation
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    All Blacks selector Grant Fox would like captain's referrals kicked into touch More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    The Prime Minister denies disloyalty to workers - as backlash continues against Labour's public servant pay plan More...



     Today's News

    Law and Order:
    The NRL is refusing to soften its stance on Jack de Belin , confirming he will remain stood down until his sexual assault case is officially complete 13:27

    Law and Order:
    A union representing supermarket workers says investing in systems - not body cameras - will make staff feel safer 13:17

    Entertainment:
    Amanda Kloots will focus on her son on her first Mother’s Day as a widow 13:16

    Golf:
    Lydia Ko remains eighth in the latest women's world golf rankings 13:07

    Entertainment:
    Kristen Bell doesn't mind if Dax Shepard calls another woman attractive 12:46

    Rugby:
    All Blacks selector Grant Fox would like captain's referrals kicked into touch 12:27

    Entertainment:
    Kylie Jenner exercises twice a day 12:16

    Soccer:
    Chris Wood's heaping praise on his Burnley football manager Sean Dyche after helping ensure their English Premier League survival 11:57

    Entertainment:
    Ulrika Jonsson has called for the "constant shaming" of women’s figures to end 11:46

    Business:
    The Prime Minister denies disloyalty to workers - as backlash continues against Labour's public servant pay plan 11:27


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd