DEAD: Carmine Caridi, (aged 85
Carmine Caridi (born January 23, 1934 – May 29, 2019) was an American television and film actor. He appeared in a wide variety of roles over the past 30 years. He lived in West Hollywood. In 2004, he became the first person to be expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
DEATH: The ‘Godfather’ actor — who played Carmine Rosato in the first sequel — was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai hospital in L.A., where he slipped into a comatose state, and died Wednesday. Carmine’s friend, actor and director Chazz Palminteri, confirmed the passing to TMZ.
It’s unclear what caused Carmine’s health crisis or what induced the coma, but we’re told he never regained consciousness while he was in the hospital.