Entertainer Tony Sirico, who played the adorable however lethal criminal Paulie Walnuts on the HBO series
"The Sopranos" and was much of the time cast in Woody Allen films, passed on Friday at age 79,
his family said.
Sirico assumed a significant part in the HBO show that began in 1999 and turned into a
compelling hit right off the bat in the time of eminence TV. However he played more modest parts in six
Woody Allen films from 1994 to 2016, Sirico was not particularly notable before his breakout job, in which
he was a commander in the wrongdoing group of lead character Tony Soprano, played by the late James Gandolfini.
The Paulie Walnuts character was a steely criminal who showed occasional thoughtfulness, some of the time
giving silly lighthearted element malapropisms, however consistently faithful to the chief. "An awesome person on
and off screen. Going to miss you a great deal my companion," Sopranos co-star Steven Van Zandt said on Twitter.