This is not a drill. And it’s not another hoax, either.
Abe Vigoda has died. At last. For real this time.
The Emmy-nominated TV stalwart was 94, and reportedly passed away peacefully in his sleep, at home in New Jersey.
Vigoda will be remembered best for his turn as Det. Phil Fish on Barney Miller and for playing the part of Tessio in The Godfather and its sequel. And, of course, for being the subject, since the early ’80s, of countless premature reported deaths.