Robert LuPone Dies at 76
It’s been a rough few months for our friends from New Jersey. Robert LuPone, who played Tony Soprano’s
(James Gandolfini) neighbor and family doctor Dr. Bruce Cusamano on
has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.
The veteran actor is the brother of Tony and Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone.
The theater group MCC Theater, co-founded by Robert, shared the sad news via their Instagram page.
LuPone’s passing comes after a number of
deaths this year
In March of this year, the show said goodbye to Paul Herman, better known as Beansie Gaeta on the HBO drama, at the age of 76
Then in April, Rae Allen, who played Livia Soprano’s sister and Tony’s aunt, died at age 95.
One month later in May, Danny Scalercio portrayer Bruce MacVittie passed away at age 65,
in July, Tony Sirico, who brilliantly played Paulie Walnuts, died at age 79.
LuPone also appeared on the soap opera
and won a Daytime Emmy award for his work on
All My Children
He received a Tony Nomination for his performance as Zach in
A Chorus Line