An intricate Sopranos floral tribute was displayed at Tony Sirico’s wake.
The Sopranos star, who performed Paulie Walnuts on the hit mobster sequence, died on 8 July at an assisted residing facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was 79.
A day earlier than right now’s (13 July) funeral, an unbelievable floral association was on show at Sirico’s wake. The message, “The Sopranos. Whaddya Hear, whaddya say?” was written in pink and white flowers.
Under, in additional flowers, it was signed “Love endlessly” by The Sopranos creator David Chase and sequence co-stars Denise Borino-Quinn, Steven “Stevie” Van Zandt, and Maureen Van Zandt.
Sirico’s Requiem Mass was led by his youthful brother, Robert Sirico, who’s a priest. Forward of the funeral, it had been introduced that the Brooklyn, New York service can be open to the general public. It was additionally live-streamed on YouTube.
The dwell stream was seen by 1000’s of individuals, with one writing within the feedback: “Nice to see Steven Van Zandt, Matt Servitto, and Chuck Zito there to pay some respect, God bless.”
Following Sirico’s dying, The Sopranos stars paid tribute to the late actor, with Chase even hailing him as “a essential motive” for the HBO sequence’ success.
In a press release, he hailed Sirico as a “jewel”, writing: “The best way Buddhists check with a jewel – supernatural and a grasp. However actually not a Zen grasp. He was so uproarious, so humorous, so gifted. I’m very comfortable for him that in his mid-fifties and sixties he lastly realized how gifted and cherished he was.”
Sirico is survived by daughter Joanne Sirico Bello, son Richard Sirico and his brother, Robert.