13 September 2017 2:36 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Frank Vincent, an actor on The Sopranos, has died. He was 78.

Vincent’s costar, Vincent Pastore, learned of his death and sent an email to friends informing them of his passing, according to The Blast, which first reported the news.

“I just received a phone call that frank vincent has passed away… ill let all know about the services…we lost a great character actor and great man ..may he always stay in our memory,” Pastore’s message reportedly reads.

Vincent, who starred as Phil Leotardo on the HBO drama from 2004-07, suffered a heart attack sometime last week and underwent open-heart surgery on Wednesday, »

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