Abe Vigoda, Star of The Godfather, Dies at 94

100worldnews - Character actor Abe Vigoda , known for his work on The Godfather, died Tuesday aged 94.

Vigoda's daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, told The Associated Press that Vigoda died Tuesday morning in his sleep at Fuchs' home in.Woodland Park, New Jersey. The cause of death was old age.

Vigoda, recognizable for his leathery, sunken-eyed face, came to fame in 1972 after Francis Ford Coppola cast him in The Godfather as Sal Tessio, an old friend of Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) who aims to take over the family by killing Vito’s son, Michael Corleone (Al Pacino). In the film, Michael anticipates that Sal’s suggestion for a “peace summit” among crime families is a setup and has him executed by the men Sal thought were his escorts.

According to the New York Times, People magazine erroneously reported that he died in 1982. He responded by placing an ad in Variety with him sitting in a coffin and holding a copy of the magazine.

David Letterman and Conan O’Brien invited him onto their late-night shows to prove he was still alive, the Times reported. A website, abevigoda.com , continued to give updates on his status.

Vigoda was married to Beatrice Schy from 25 February 1968 until her death in 1992.

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