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The Sopranos and Law & Order star dies in hospital

THE Sopranos and Law & Order star Bruce MacVittie has passed away at the age of 65.

The actor’s wife, Carol Ochs, confirmed his death to the New York Times on Thursday, saying he died on May 7 of unknown causes at a New York City hospital.

Actor Bruce MacVittie has died at the age of 65

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Actor Bruce MacVittie has died at the age of 65Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo
Bruce MacVittie as Detective Hartigan in the 2001 series When They See Us

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Bruce MacVittie as Detective Hartigan in the 2001 series When They See UsCredit: Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix/Kobal/Shutterstock
Bruce MacVittie (centre) on the set of The Sopranos

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Bruce MacVittie (centre) on the set of The SopranosCredit: Photo 12 / Alamy Stock Photo

MacVittie made his Broadway acting debut opposite Al Pacino in the 1983 production of American Buffalo.

He has been widely recognized by television viewers for his roles on The Sopranos, Law & Order and As The World Turns.

Before becoming a household name, MacVittie began his TV career in 1981 doing stunts on Barney Miller, Miami Vice, The Equalizer, Spencer For Hire, LA Law, The Stand and Oz, among others.

He made his debut on NBC’s Law & Order in 1991, beginning a decade-long association with the franchise.

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His last appearance on the shows was a 2021 role in Law & Order: SVU.

His career came to prominence in 2002 after landing a recurring role as Danny Scalercio on The Sopranos.

“We often worked together. He was a beautiful, honest actor and man. The Real Deal,” tweeted Warren Leight, Law & Order franchise producer.

Actor Evan Handler shared: “I met Bruce MacVittie more than forty years ago. We worked and acted together repeatedly as actors and as friends over the following decades.”

MacVittie has also recently appeared in the TV series Person of Interest, Blue Bloods, The Deuce, Manifest, Waterfront, One Life To Live and most recently Ava DuVernay’s Netflix series The Way They See Us.

He has acted in feature films including Stonewall, 54, Million Dollar Baby, Born on the Fourth of July and The Doors.

MacVittie is survived by his wife and daughter Sophia Oliva Ochs.

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