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Actor Frank Vincent dies in open heart surgery, aged 78 

Frank Vincent, 78, died during open heart surgery in New Jersey Vincent suffered a heart attack last week and passed due to complications in surgery  His most notable roles included being Tony Soprano's arch nemesis in the Sopranos, as well as the role of Billy Batts in Goodfellas 

By Jessica Finn For Dailymail.com

Published: 22:35 BST, 13 September 2017 | Updated: 22:35 BST, 13 September 2017

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Frank Vincent, veteran actor of the 'Sopranos' and 'Goodfellas' fame, died during open heart surgery Wednesday in New Jersey.

Vincent, who has been acting for four decades, suffered a heart attack last week and underwent surgery at a Jersey hospital Wednesday. He died during the surgery, he was 78-years-old. 

Vincent's filmography is extensive. He most notably appeared as Tony Soprano's arch nemesis, Phil Leotardo in the 'Sopranos' starting in season five and until the series conclusion in 2007. 

Frank Vincent, ubiquitious actor, died Wednesday in New Jersey, he was 78-years-old

Frank Vincent, ubiquitious actor, died Wednesday in New Jersey, he was 78-years-old

Frank Vincent's most notable role was on the series 'Sopranos' (pictured here)

Frank Vincent's most notable role was on the series 'Sopranos' (pictured here)

Vincent with Danny DeVito in the 2005 classic 'Casino' 

Vincent with Danny DeVito in the 2005 classic 'Casino' 

He also plated Billy Batts in 'Goodfellas' and has the iconic scene where he's newly released from prison and starts in on Tommy DeSimone played by

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