'Goodfellas' actor Frank Adonis dies at 83 after long battle with health issues
The actor, who was famous for his gangster roles passed away in Las Vegas Wednesday night after longterm health complications
Actor Frank Adonis has passed away at the age of 83. TMZ reported the actor passed away in Las Vegas Wednesday night after longterm health complications. His wife Denise told the publication he had been unwell for the last couple of years and had kidney issues. During the past nine days, he had reportedly been undergoing dialysis and was on a ventilator. Denise informed that he had been taken off it after Christmas.
NOKR has confirmed Frank Adonis best known for his roles in some of Martin Scorsese's most famous films has died after a long battle with various health issues at 83— Next of Kin Registry (@NOKR) December 27, 2018
according to his wife. The veteran actor died Wednesday night in Las Vegas. #NOKR #FrankAdonis #actor #Died pic.twitter.com/w2Ntv1xo2C
She also said in a statement she would miss him terribly and that he would always be cherished. "He will be missed. He was a great father and an amazing husband. He helped all his friends he could. Great writer, director, and actor. He was my best friend," Denise said. Adonis has two children with Denise as well as a daughter from his previous marriage.
Adonis was born in Brooklyn, New York, and started his film career in 1971. His full name is Frank Testaverde Scioscia.
Mostly known for portraying a gangster in movies, he is best known for his work in Martin Scorsese's film 'Goodfellas'. He played the role of Anthony Stabile in the 1990 mafia flick that brought him immense success and acclaim.
He is also known for films like 'Raging Bull', 'Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai', 'Saddam', 'Mafioso: The Father, the Son', 'True Romance', 'Mob Queen', 'Black & White' and 'Wall Street.' He also starred alongside Jim Carrey in the 1994 film, 'Ace Venture: Pet Detective'.