Hollywood is mourning the loss of Danny Aiello.
The Oscar-nominated “Do the Right Thing” actor died Thursday night at the age of 86, Deadline reported.
Aiello, who had also starred in films like “The Godfather Part II” and “Moonstruck”, passed away after being taken to a New Jersey medical facility following a sudden illness.
“It is with profound sorrow to report that Danny Aiello, beloved husband, father, grandfather, actor, and musician passed away last night after a brief illness,” a spokesperson told ET. “The family asks for privacy at this time. Service arrangements will be announced at a later date.”
A rep later confirmed that a service for the actor will be open to the public and held on Dec. 19 at 2:30 p.m at The Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 West 76th Street, NYC.
The actor had his breakout in the 1973 film “Bang the Drum Slowly”, and went on to star in a number of films by Woody Allen, as well as notable roles in “Once Upon a Time in America”, “Hudson Hawk”, and “Léon: The Professional”.
He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as pizzeria owner Sal in the 1989 Spike Lee film “Do the Right Thing”.
Tributes poured in for Aiello on social media, including one from Lee and “Moonstruck” co-star Cher.
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