‘Sopranos’ Actor Tony Sirico, ‘Paulie Walnuts,’ Dies at 79

Sirico, who played the impeccably groomed mobster Paulie Walnuts in “The Sopranos” and brought his tough-guy swagger to films including “Goodfellas,” died Friday.

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FILE - Tony Sirico who plays Paulie Walnuts on the HBO series "The Sopranos" arrives for the premiere of the show's fourth season in this Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Sirico, who played the impeccably groomed mobster Paulie Walnuts in “The Sopranos” and brought his tough-guy swagger to films including “Goodfellas,” died Friday, July 8, 2022. He was 79. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Sirico, who played the impeccably groomed mobster Paulie Walnuts in “The Sopranos” and brought his tough-guy swagger to films including “Goodfellas,” died Friday. He was 79. Sirico died at an assisted living facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, said his manager, Bob McGowen. There was no immediate information on the cause of death. A statement from Sirico’s family confirmed the death of Gennaro Anthony “Tony” Sirico “with great sadness, but with…

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