Frank Albanese, who Tony Soprano called “Uncle Pat” on “The Sopranos,” died Monday in a Staten Island, N.Y. hospice, Variety reports.
The character he played on “The Sopranos” was Uncle Pat Blundetto. The character of Uncle Pat was actually the uncle of Tony Blundetto, who was played by Steve Buscemi in the series.
The story notes that the actor, who was 84, had previously been a boxer and then a longshoreman. He also had roles in various movies, including “The Godfather” and “Goodfellas.”
In a TV special tribute to the late James Gandolfini, Albanese said he had been in four episodes of “The Sopranos.” This picture of Albanese is from that special: