DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Abe Vigoda (aged 94)
American actor (The Godfather)
Abraham Charles Vigoda (/vɪˈɡoʊdə/; February 24, 1921 – January 26, 2016) was an American actor who was known for a number of roles, such as his portrayals of Salvatore Tessio in The Godfather(1972) and Phil Fish in Barney Miller (1975–1977, 1982) and Fish (1977–1978).
DEATH: On January 26, 2016, Vigoda died in his sleep at his daughter Carol Fuchs’ home in Woodland Park, New Jersey of natural causes at age 94.
Vigoda’s funeral was held on January 31, 2016. Notable figures including comic Gilbert Gottfried, former New York City mayor David Dinkins, and Friars Club roastmaster general Jeffrey Ross attended.