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Actor Frank Pellegrino of The Sopranos dies at 72

Former Sopranos cast member and New York restaurateur Frank Pellegrino has died aged 72.

Pellegrino died on Tuesday in New York of lung cancer, according to publicist Ken Langdon.

He was best known as an actor for his role as FBI chief Frank Cubitoso on HBO's crime drama The Sopranos.

He also appeared in Law & Order and New York Undercover, and in films including Cop Land and Goodfellas.

He was also co-owner of Rao's, legendary as one of Manhattan's most exclusive dining spots.

The Italian restaurant, which boasts only 10 tables, has served such luminaries as Hillary Clinton, President Donald Trump, Woody Allen and Leonardo DiCaprio.

AP

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