Danny Aiello Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Movies, Death, Cause of Death


Danny Aiello Biography

Danny Aiello was an Oscar-nominated actor known for roles in major motion pictures like “Moonstruck,” “Do The Right Thing” and “The Godfather Part II”. He died on December 12, 2019 at the age of 86. According to TMZ, he was at a medical facility in New Jersey where he was being treated for a sudden illness and had suffered an infection related to his treatment.

Danny Aiello Dies

In a statement to The Wrap, the family said, “it is with profound sorrow to report that Danny Aiello, beloved husband, father, grandfather, actor and musician passed away last night after a brief illness. The family asks for privacy at this time. Service arrangements will be announced at a later date.”

Danny Aiello Age

Danny was 86 years old at the time of his death; he was born on June 20, 1933 in Manhattan, New York, U.S.

Danny Aiello Actor

Aiello was born in 1933 and began acting 40 years later, his first role coming in the Robert De Niro baseball drama, Bang the Drum Slowly. One of his most memorable parts came in his second film, The Godfather: Part II.

Aiello played Tony Rosato in the movie and delivered the popular line, “Michael Corleone says hello!”
Aiello is perhaps best known for his role as pizza parlor owner Sal in the 1989 Spike Lee film “Do The Right Thing,” which earned him an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor.

He also appeared in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 movie “The Godfather Part II” as Tony Rosato, in the follow-up to the award-winning “The Godfather.”
His other notable roles included 1987’s “Moonstruck” and 1994’s “Léon: The Professional.” Recently, he had a role in “Making a Deal with the Devil” this year, per IMDb. And many others

The actor also wrote a memoir about his storied career in 2014, “I Only Know Who I Am When I Am Somebody Else.”

Danny Aiello Awards






ABC Afterschool Special

Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in Children’s Programming

Season 9, Episode 1: “A Family of Strangers



Do the Right Thing

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor


Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

BSFC Award for Best Supporting Actor


LAFCA Award for Best Supporting Actor

CFCA Award for Best Supporting Actor


Once Around

CFCA Award for Best Supporting Actor




National Board of Review Award for Best Cast



Danny Aiello Cause of death

Aiello was being treated for a sudden illness in a medical facility in New Jersey when he suffered an infection related to the treatment. His family visited him on Thursday evening and he died shortly after they left..The cause of Aiello’s cause of death has not been officially confirmed

Danny Aiello family

Aiello was married to his wife, Sandy Cohen, for over 60 years, with children Rick, Jaime and Stacy, and his nephew, sports broadcaster Michael Kay

Danny Aiello Movies

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