How ‘Sopranos’ and ‘Goodfellas’ star Paul Herman dies on his 76th birthday

Actor Paul Herman, who appeared in “The Sopranos” and “Goodfellas” has died on the day he turned 76. Herman died on his birthday, Tuesday, March 29th. The cause of death has not been disclosed. His death was confirmed by Michael Imperioli, a former Sopranos castmate.

Imperioli wrote: “A first class storyteller and raconteur and one hell of an actor … 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, friends and community of actors and filmmakers.”



Lorraine Bracco, who played Tony Soprano’s psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi in the iconic series, also paid tribute to her costar on Twitter. 


“The one & only. A loving soul with a great sense of humor, Paulie Herman. REST IN PEACE,” she wrote.



Herman is known for his role as heroin dealer turned pizza shop and club owner Peter “Beansie” Gaeta on “The Sopranos”. He also appeared in “Once Upon a Time in America,” “”ilver Linings Playbook,” “Cop Land,” “Analyze That,” “American Hustle” and Martin Scorsese’s crime epic “The Irishman” alongside Academy Award winner Robert DeNiro.

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