Death of Tony Lip

January 4, 2012
Teaneck, New Jersey

Former 'Sopranos' actor, dies at 82
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PARAMUS, New Jersey (AP) — Tony Lip, a veteran actor known for playing mob roles on "The Sopranos" television show and in many major feature films, has died. He was 82.

Lip, a New Jersey resident whose real name was Frank Anthony Vallelonga, died Friday at a hospital in Teaneck. The cause of death was not disclosed, but family members told The Record of New Jersey that Lip had been in failing health in recent years.

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