Joseph Siravo, best known for his roles as Tony Soprano’s father in The Sopranos, Fred Goldman in American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson and musical Jersey boys, has died at the age of 64, according to his family.
Siravo died yesterday after a long battle with cancer. The BBC quoted her daughter Allegra Okarmus, who wrote on instagram: “I was by her side when my dear father passed away this morning, peacefully, in his beloved Treehouse. We are both so lucky to be loved so intensely. I am extremely grateful to have had him here on earth and I know he did not go very far.
The character of Siravo in HBO Smash The Sopranos appeared in sixties flashbacks as Tony’s father, with whom he had a difficult relationship.
On stage, he recorded over 2,000 performances as the character of Gyp DeCarlo on America’s first hit musical tour. Jersey boys from 2006. His other Broadway work included Tony Award-winning productions of Oslo and Light in the square.
His most recent supporting roles included the ABC series For life and the well-received functionality of Amazon The report with Adam Driver.