Frank Adonis, Actor From 'Goodfellas,' Dies at 83
Throughout his career, the actor also appeared in other Martin Scorsese-directed films such as 'Raging Bull' and 'Casino.'
Frank Adonis, an actor best known for his role in the 1990 film Goodfellas, has died. He was 83.
Adonis’s wife confirmed the news to TMZ, revealing that the actor passed away Wednesday night in Las Vegas after a long battle with various health issues, in particular kidney problems. Adonis had also reportedly been undergoing dialysis and had been put on a ventilator for nine days, with his family waiting until after Christmas to take him off.
Adonis' wife confirmed his death to TMZ, telling the outlet, "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."
During his career, Adonis had over 40 credits to his name including small roles in films such as The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight, Lucky Luciano and Shaft’s Big Score! The actor later landed a role in Martin Scorsese’s 1980 boxing biopic Raging Bull. Adonis then went on to star in Scorsese’s Oscar-winning film Goodfellas, where he played Anthony Stabile. Adonis later starred in the 1992 film Casino.
In addition to Scorsese’s films, Adonis also appeared in Wall Street, True Romance and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Apart from acting Adonis also directed the 1998 film One Deadly Road.
Adonis is survived by his wife and two children.