Frank Adonis, a veteran actor best known for his roles in a number of Martin Scorsese films, has died at the age of 83 years old.
An official cause of death for Adonis wasn’t immediately revealed, however, TMZ reports that the actor died Wednesday night (Dec. 26) in Las Vegas after a “long battle of various health issues.”
Adonis’ wife Denise told the gossip site he had been sick with kidney problems for the past couple of years. She said he had been on dialysis and was on a ventilator in the days leading up to his passing, but the family waited until after Christmas to take him off life support.
“He will be missed. He was a great father and an amazing husband. He helped all his friends he could. Great writer, director and actor. He was my best friend,” Denise Adonis said.
Adonis had a long career in Hollywood with 40 credits to his name, including the role of Anthony Stabile in the classic 1990 mafia film, “Goodfellas.”
Frank’s also known for his roles in Scorsese’s other legendary movies — “Raging Bull” and “Casino.” In addition, he appeared in a bunch of other popular flicks, including “Wall Street,” “True Romance” and “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.”
Frank Adonis is survived by his wife and their two children and another daughter from a previous marriage.