Actor Frank Vincent passed away yesterday at the age of 78.

According to reports, he had a heart attack last week and went in for open heart surgery yesterday, but sadly, he didn't make it through.

You probably know him best for playing mob boss Phil Leotardo on "The Sopranos".

He had a propensity for being cast in tough guy roles. He appeared in three of director Martin Scorsese's best movies: "Raging Bull", "Casino", and "Goodfellas".

Some of his other movies included "Do the Right Thing", "Jungle Fever", "Last Exit to Brooklyn", "Cop Land" and a flick called "Belly", where he also served as the official acting coach to rappers DMX, Nas, and Method Man.