LEGENDARY Sopranos and Goodfellas star Paul Herman has died at the age of 76 as castmates have paid glowing tributes.
The screen star, of Brooklyn, 纽约, passed away on his birthday – 行进 29.
Herman was best known for playing Peter “Beansie” Gaeta in The Sopranos.
His passing was confirmed by fellow star Michael Imperioli – who played Christopher Moltisanti in the HBO crime drama.
Imperioli said on Instagram: “Our friend and colleague Paul Herman has passed away. Paulie was just a great dude.
“A first-class storyteller and raconteur and one hell of an actor. Goodfellas, Once Upon a Time in America, 爱尔兰人, and of course The Sopranos are some highlights.
“Paulie lived around the corner from me the last few years and I am glad we got to spend some time together before he left us.
“I’ll miss him. Lots of love to his family, 朋友们, and community of actors and filmmakers.”
Actress Debi Mazar, who started her career with a supporting role in Goodfellas, 说她有一个 “long history” with Herman that dated back to the 1980s.
British-American star Frances Fisher branded the actor’s death an “end of an era”.
她说: “Paulie Herman – Beloved by All. From the old NYC days at Cafe Central & Columbus to the West Coast nights at Ago, Paulie always had a smile and a table.
“Decades of memories in every conceivable haunt and hamlet. An actor, a horseman, a man about town, a bit of a health nut, a bottom line trusted friend.”
American actor Kevin Corrigan said Herman was “伟大的” in the David O’Russell dramedy Silver Linings Playbook.
TRIBUTES POUR IN
Fans have also paid their own tribute to the Sopranos star.
一说: “Loved him as Beansie but also his three roles in New York Stories. So sad.”
While another commented: “Always enjoyed his memorable performances.”
和, a third said: “RIP. Great character actor. In addition to his role as Beansie, I loved his small part in ‘The Daytrippers’.”
Herman also starred in American Hustle and The Irishman.
He also appeared in the Martin Scorcese movies The Color of Money and the 1995 film Casino.
Herman appeared in more than a dozen movies starring Robert De Niro including Falling in Love, Once Upon a Time in America, Little Fockers, and American Hustle.