Actor Joseph Siravo died on March 11 following a battle with colon cancer \tHe famously played Johnny Soprano, father of Tony in the crime drama 'The Sopranos' \tHe also had a strong career on and off-Broadway, particularly with 'Jersey Boys' and as an acting teacher Joseph Siravo died on March 11, 2021 at the age of 66. He passed away following a battle with cancer, according to his agent in a statement to Variety. Siravo famously played\u00a0 Tony Soprano's father in the crime drama The Sopranos. The actor was also a star on the Broadway stages as well as the crime anthology series, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story. There, he portrayed Fred Goldman. The acting world mourns the death of Joseph Siravo https:\/\/twitter.com\/JerseyBoysInfo\/status\/1381630861527941126 During Joseph Siravo's time on Broadway, he participated in the national tour of Jersey Boys. With the First National Tour, he played Angelo DeCarlo for over 2000 performances. The official Twitter page for the enduring musical already issued a statement mourning his loss. https:\/\/twitter.com\/TheSopranosClub\/status\/1381351092093599746 RELATED: You Can Now Watch \u2018The Sopranos\u2019 Free On Amazon Prime Video \u2014 Here\u2019s How "The #JerseyBoys family is saddened to learn of the passing of Joseph Siravo," the page wrote. "Joe originated the role of Gyp DeCarlo on the First National Tour, going on to perform the role over 2000 times. He was a kind leader both on & off the stage. Our thoughts are with his family & friends." Though not an official page, The Sopranos Club, as Twitter's most interactive fan page for Sopranos viewers, also mourned his passing, writing, "In The Sopranos, Joseph was fantastic in portraying Tony\u2019s ruthless father, which is an incredibly important part of Tony\u2019s story Us fans will keep your memory alive." An HBO hit Joseph Siravo as Johnny Boy Soprano and Rocco Sisto as Junior Soprano \/ HBO via NJ.com Joseph Siravo called Washington D.C. home for much of his early life before pursuing an education at Stanford and NYU\u2019s Tisch School of the Arts theatre program. His screen debut came with 1993's Carlito\u2019s Way before he landed the role of Johnny Soprano. The series ran for six seasons with 86 episodes in total, and had one of the most discussed endings of the age. View this post on Instagram A post shared by @realmichaelimperioli Siravo would also go on to teach, specifically with actor training programs in New York, writes Variety. He taught Shakespearean acting through the NYU Grad Acting as an official faculty member, effectively returning to his roots. Joseph Siravo in The People vs. OJ Simpson \/ Everett Collection Variety further notes Siravos is survived by his daughter Allegra Okarmus; son-in-law Aaron Okarmus; grandson Atticus Okarmus; sister Maria Siravo; and brothers Mario Siravo, Ernest Siravo and Michael Siravo. The family anticipates a memorial service for the late actor coming soon. Siravo had received a stage-four prostate cancer diagnosis back in 2017. His ultimate cause of death in 2021 would indeed be colon cancer following a "long, courageous" battle.