MOSCOW, January 26 – RIA Novosti. American actor Abe Vigoda, best known for his role as Salvatore Tessio in “The Godfather,” died Tuesday at the age of 94 years, Reuters reported.
The daughter of actor Carol Fuchs Vigoda (Carol Vigoda Fuchs) told the news agency that her father has died at her home in the US state of New Jersey. “He died in his sleep of natural causes. He was not sick,” – said Fuchs.
The character Vigoda Salvatore Tessio in the film “The Godfather”, which tells about the criminal business Corleone family, was killed for betraying the family . The film was produced by Francis Ford Coppola in 1972. The starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. The film won three awards “Oscar”. It was followed by two films, continue. For a long time the first part of the epic remained the highest grossing film. Vigoda played in the second part of “The Godfather”.
The actor also starred in the comedy series “Barney Miller,” which aired from January 1975.
The agency notes that in 1982 the magazine People mistakenly announced the death of the actor. Vigoda, in rebuttal to the newspaper posed for photographers while sitting in a coffin. In the future, the actor does not just have to prove that he is alive.
Charles Abraham “Abe” Vigoda born on February 24, 1921 in New York City, he was the son of Jewish immigrants from Russia.