R.I.P. Danny Aiello

Rip Danny Aiello

Famed character actor Danny Aiello has passed away due to a sudden illness at age 86.

Aiello was best known for his Oscar-nominated role in Spike Lee’s landmark 1989 feature “Do the Right Thing” but had credits in over 100 films ranging from “Once Upon a Time in America” to “Radio Days,” “The Purple Rose of Cairo,” “Moonstruck,” “Jacob’s Ladder,” “Hudson Hawk,” “Ruby,” “The January Man,” “The Professional” and the mini-series “The Last Don”.

Aiello is survived by his wife Sandy and his four children. Our sincerest condolences go out to them, his friends and his many fans.