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
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.”