Joseph Siravo, best acknowledged for his roles in “The Sopranos” and “Jersey Boys,” handed away Sunday. He was 66.
The “acclaimed actor, director, and teacher died on Sunday, April 11, after a long, courageous battle with colon cancer,” his family confirmed to The Post in an announcement.
“I was by his side when my dear father passed away this morning, peacefully, in his beloved Treehouse,” wrote Siravo’s daughter Allegra Okarmus on Instagram. “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.”
The Washington, DC, native had been battling every stage 4 prostate most cancers and colon most cancers, the latter of which required him to have part of his colon eradicated, NJ.com reported.
Known for participating in wisecracking East Coast sturdy guys, Siravo is possibly most well-known for his flip inside the HBO mob drama “The Sopranos,” by which he portrayed Tony Soprano’s father all through flashbacks to the gangster boss’s childhood inside the ’60s. The dramatist’s totally different TV roles embody all the pieces from “For Life” to “Law & Order” to “The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story.”
The actor and producer moreover made a splash on the huge show, with supporting elements in “Carlito’s Way,” Adam Driver’s “The Report,” “Equity, “Motherless Brooklyn,” “The Wannabe” and “Shark Tale.”
A veteran of the stage as correctly, Siravo notched higher than 2,000 performances as gangster Gyp DeCarlo inside the flagship US tour of the hit musical “Jersey Boys,” which began in 2006.
Siravo’s fellow “Sopranos” stars flocked to social media to mourn his passing.
“Oh no! He was so great!” tweeted Stevie Van Zandt, who carried out Silvio Dante on the long-lasting sequence. “Deepest love and condolences to his family. Big loss.”
Actor Michael Imperioli, who carried out Christopher inside the sequence, seconded his co-star’s sentiment in a heartfelt Instagram submit. “Joe was an excellent actor and a wonderful guy and he will be missed dearly,” he wrote. “His effectivity [as] Johnny Boy Soprano was spot on and he moreover made a great John Gotti in Nick Sandow’s ‘The Wannabe.’ In my opinion, he was the best of the entire actors who’ve carried out the Teflon Don.
“RIP my expensive pal, who fought an unbelievable battle,” wrote actor and stuntman Garry Pastore. “I will miss you. See you on the other side.”
He is survived by his loving daughter, Allegra Okarmus, son-in-laws, Aaron Okarmus, and grandson, Atticus Okarmus; his sister Maria Siravo and brothers Mario Siravo, Ernest Siravo, and Michael Siravo.
Memorial firms for Joseph Siravo will probably be launched at a later date.