His death was confriemd by a friend and fellow actor, Gerry Pastore. They wrote on Instagram: “RIP my dear friend, who fought an incredible fight. I will miss you. See you on the other side.”
“We are both so lucky to be so intensely loved. I am so immensely grateful to have had him here on earth and I know that he hasn’t gone very far. He had many credits, but his favourite one by far was that of Nonno Joe.”
Joseph played the father of Tony Soprano’s father, Giovanni Francis “Johnny” Soprano.
He appeared in flashbacks as the fictional gangster struggled to process his relationship with his parents in a healthy way.
He also played Fred Goldman in The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story.