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Abe Vigoda, Beloved Character Actor, Dead at 94

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posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 02:06 PM
Abe Vigoda, best known for his role in “The Godfather,” died on Tuesday

He was 94, and less than a month shy of his 95th birthday.

Carol Vigoda Fuchs said he died in his sleep at her Woodland Park, N.J. home.

RIP, Mr. Vigoda.

NEW YORK — Character Abe Vigoda, whose leathery, sunken-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series "Barney Miller" and the doomed Mafia soldier in "The Godfather," died Tuesday at age 94.

Vigoda's daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, told The Associated Press that Vigoda died Tuesday morning in his sleep at Fuchs' home in Woodland Park, New Jersey. The cause of death was old age. "This man was never sick," Fuchs said.

edit on 1/26/2016 by N3k9Ni because: typo

posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 02:16 PM
Wow....I didn't know he was even still around. I used to watch Barney Miller all the time.

posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 02:34 PM
Abe played a great mobster. He also was in Sugar Hill with Wesley Snipes.

posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 02:36 PM
They just had a Godfather marathon on HBO last week.

"Tell Mike it was only business..."

posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 03:32 PM
Abe was a wonderful character actor. Loved him in the Godfather.

posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 04:52 PM
Now that's strange, because he appeared in my Facebook feed yesterday, announcing that he was very much alive and would like to let us all now. In fact it was a satirical page that I have never signed up to, so it was more a page I might be interested in.

That is all a bit spooky.

posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 05:14 PM

Man, it sucks as the cultural linchpins drop around you, but 94 is better than most get, so safe journeys ol' long face.

My brush with Vigoda fame came from a friend who almost ran him over in NYC and got the famous dour look...

posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 05:56 PM
a reply to: N3k9Ni
Sad news but not really unexpected. His character was one of my favorites on Barny Miller. I swear, he looked old even then.

edit on 26-1-2016 by Skid Mark because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 26 2016 @ 10:02 PM
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

was going to post that line of his. you beat me to it! a GREAT last line in a great movie! abe put so much into that under acted bit of dialog.

god speed to you abe! say hello to all those who have crossed over this month!

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