Veteran movie actor Danny Aiello, recognized for his roles in “Do The Proper Factor” and “The Godfather Half II,” has died. He was 86.
His literary agent advised Fox Information on Friday that the actor died Thursday evening.
Per TMZ, who was first to report the information, the actor’s household stated he died at a medical facility in New Jersey the place he was being handled for a sudden sickness. The outlet reports that he was coping with an an infection associated to an injection website and died shortly after his household left following a go to.
The veteran of stage and movie received his large break within the early 1970s within the Robert De Niro-led baseball drama “Bang the Drum Slowly.” Nonetheless, he’s maybe finest recognized for his function as Sal the pizza man in Spike Lee’s 1989 movie “Do The Right Thing” for which he earned an Oscar nomination for finest supporting actor.
Cinema followers may additionally acknowledge Aiello from his function in “The Godfather Part II,” the place he performed Tony Rosato, the person who uttered the now-famous line: “Michael Corleone says whats up!”
His different credit embody “Fort Apache the Bronx,” “Once Upon a Time in America,” “The Purple Rose of Cairo,” “Hudson Hawk” and “Moonstruck.”
He’s survived by his spouse, Sandy Cohen, and their three kids. His son, Danny Aiello III, died in 2010.