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'Godfather' Actor Carmine Caridi Dies at Age 85: Cause of Death

Updated On 30 May, 2019 Published On

Carmine Caridi, a veteran actor who appeared in two Godfather films, has died at the age of 85. He was kicked out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after he shared screeners.

His death was confirmed by his representative, Tim Jordan of Jordan Lee Talent. Tim told The Hollywood Reporter that Caridi passed away on Tuesday, May 28, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

As for the cause of death, actor-director Chazz Palminteri told media that the late actor died of complications he had been suffering from a recent fall.

Caridi had a six-decade-long career and during that period, he portrayed the mobsters Carmine Rosato in The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Albert Volpe in The Godfather: Part III (1990).

As for his television appearance, Caridi appeared on TV shows such as Starsky and HutchSimon & SimonFame, Taxi and NYPD Blue.

He played a leading role of Det. Gino Mascone in Sidney Lumet's Prince of the City in 1981, and he considered his work in the movie his best work.

Rest in Peace Carmine Caridi!

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