'Goodfellas' Actor Frank Adonis Dies at 83

Shutterstock GOODFELLAS- Frank Adonis Ray Liotta and John Manca Goodfellas- 1990Director Martin Scorsese Warner BrosUSAScene Still Les Affranchis

Shutterstock GOODFELLAS- Frank Adonis Ray Liotta and John Manca Goodfellas- 1990Director Martin Scorsese Warner BrosUSAScene Still Les Affranchis

His wife, Denise says he'd been "sick for a couple years, mostly kidney problems". "He was a great father and an wonderful husband", his wife, Denise, told TMZ.

Frank Adonis, the actor best known for his roles in Goodfellas and The Sopranos, has died at the age of 83. He also appeared in hit films like "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective", "True Romance" and "Wall Street". The news website added he had been on dialysis and was on a ventilator for the past nine days.

"It is with a very heavy heart this morning to tell you of the passing a Frank Adonis.(cheech)", wrote Phil Castellano on Facebook. "He helped all his friends he could", she said. His family chose to let him go peacefully after spending one final Christmas with him, according to TMZ.

Frank's wife Denise told TMZ that he was experiencing health issues for years before his death. Great writer, director and actor. He would go on to appear in the Oscar-winning filmmaker's mobbed-up pics Goodfellas (1990) - his Anthony Stabile (above left) was was present for the classic, cringe-inducing "funny like a clown?" scene - and Casino (1992).

His last acting credit, according to IMDB was in last year's Proximity to Power.

Frank Adonis is survived by his wife and their two children, as well as his daughter from his previous marriage.

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