Frank Adonis, who died Wednesday night in Las Vegas at age 83, was a Brooklyn native who appeared in a slew of films and TV shows, many of them depicting fictional or real-life mob figures.  remembrance

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One of his most memorable performances was in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 feature Goodfellas, in which he appeared alongside Tony Sirico. Adonis (born Frank Scioscia) went on to co-star opposite fellow Brooklynite Sirico in the 1998 film Mob Queen, and he also did a cameo on Sirico’s hit HBO mob drama series The Sopranos. 

“We worked together in Goodfellas, we came from the same neighborhood,” Sirico said of Adonis. “He was a great guy, very loyal, my condolences to his family.”