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BREAKING: The Godfather star Carmen Argenziano dead at 75

The Godfather’s Carmen Argenziano has passed away at 75.

Veteran actor Carmen died on Sunday.

Argenziano has a career that spans five decades, with him starting his career in 1970.

He had numerous TV appearances – seeing him appear in programmes such as Cheers, ER, LA Law and 24.

Carmen’s role in Stargate SG-1 earned him a cult following.

He was a fan favourite on the programme.

Carmen was a regular feature at various fan and sci-fi conventions off the back off it around the world.

His film credits included The Godfather Part II, Jodie Foster’s The Accused and action film Gone in 60 Seconds.

In The Godfather II – which was arguably the most successful film sequel of all time – Argenziano played a hitman hired by Al Pacino’s character Michael Corleone.

Carmen Argenziano has passed away

SAD: Carmen Argenziano has passed away (Pic: GETTY)

Carmen Argenziano has died

R.I.P: Carmen Argenziano has died (Pic: GETTY)

His personal appearance agency Event Horizon Talent revealed the news of his death.

In a statement they wrote: “It is with a heavy heart and more sadness than anyone can realize right now that I announce the passing of client Carmen Argenziano at the age of 75.

“His acting career began in the early 1970s and included a turn in The Godfather, Part II. “Carmen worked steadily over more than 40 years and was a staple character actor on our televisions throughout that time, including on series such as Cheers, Melrose Place, ER, CSI:NY and many others, while also lending his talents to films both tentpole and intimate.”

They continued: “While Carmen was a client, he was also a good friend.

“While he was a class act and a consummate gentleman at the events he was booked for, he was also a caring and generous person.

“While I had known him for more than a decade, it wasn’t until the past three years as a representative for him that our trust and friendship grew and blossomed.

“He truly treated me like family, and that sentiment was returned.

“Please join me in sending thoughts and prayers to Carmen’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.

“Godspeed, my friend.”

Source :dailystar