Actor known to portray many mobster roles and also co-starred on HBO’s former mob hit, “The Sopranos,” Tony Lip died on Friday.
Lip’s health was declining in recent years, and cause of death was undisclosed.
Tony Lip, whose real name was Frank Anthony Vallelonga, portrayed mob boss “Carmine Lupertazzi” on The Sopranos. “Carmine” was not his only mob role on TV and film.
Lip played many mob roles on popular movies like, “The Godfather,” “Goodfellas,” and “Donnie Brasco.”
Lip, who was a Paramus, New Jersey resident began his career in the late 60’s, early 70’s, and worked at the famous Copacabana in the late 60’s where he met superstars Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Francis Ford Coppola.
Lip died at a hospital in Teaneck, New Jersey, and is survived by his sons, Nick Vallelonga and Frank Vallelonga, Jr. Lip was 82