John Costelloe, the actor known as Johnny Cakes of the hit show ‘The Sopranos’, has died due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Costelloe was only 47 years old.
According to a New York police spokesperson, John Costelloe was found dead in his Brooklyn home on December 18. Costelloe was a former N.Y. firefighter, but was cast in the 2006 for a mustachioed gay short-order cook role in The Sopranos. His character was involved with Joseph Gannascoli, who played Vito Spatafore, a mob henchman seeking to keep his gay life secret.
Costelloe’s credits also included an episode of Law & Order, as well as small roles in such films as Woody Allen‘s Manhattan Murder Mystery, Die Hard 2 and, most recently, the current Oscar-bait release Doubt.
May you rest in peace Mr. Costelloe.