The Sopranos actor Frank Vincent who played Tony Soprano's nemesis dies - report

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Famous The Sopranos actor Frank Vincent has reportedly died, aged 78.

NEW YORK - JUNE 06:  Actor Frank Vincent attends "The Sopranos: The Complete Fifth Season" DVD launch party at English is Italian on June 6, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)

Actor Frank Vincent.

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Vincent was best known for his roles as Tony Soprano's nemesis Phil Leotardo in the popular American crime drama television series and Billy Batts in 1990 American crime film Goodfellas.

Frank also starred in a number of Martin Scorsese films during his career, which spanned 41 years.

TMZ reports the veteran actor died in a New Jersey hospital this morning after suffering a heart attack last week and undergoing open surgery for it yesterday.

He died during the operation.

Vincent also appeared in Raging Bull, Casino and Do the Right Thing.

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