Death of Bruce MacVittie: Sopranos and Law & Order star dies aged 65 in hospital

Bruce MacVittie, the actor known for his work in The Sopranos and Law and order, is dead. He was 65 years old.

MacVittie’s death was confirmed by his devastated wife, Carol Ochs, at New York Times Thursday, who said he died in a New York hospital on May 7, but his cause of death has yet to be determined.

The actor has become a household name among viewers with his recurring role as Danny Scalercio on the HBO drama. The Sopranos as well as its multiple roles in Law and order and like Marcus Tull in As the world turns.

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Bruce MacVittie as Danny Scalercio in The Sopranos
Bruce MacVittie, who played Danny Scalercio on The Sopranos, has died. He was 65 years old. (IMDB/Warner Bros. Television Distribution)

MacVittie, however, was not initially a film for the small screen – instead he made his Broadway acting debut with Al Pacino in the 1983 production of American buffalo.

His first television roles were actually with stunts in 1981 on Barney Miller, miami vice, Legalization, spencer for rent, THE law, the standand ounces.

In 1991, he landed a role on the NBC show Law and order, which propelled him onto the world stage. Her career has finally come full circle, and her final television appearance was on a 2021 episode of Law and Order: SVU.

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Tributes poured in following the sad news from fans and former colleagues.

“We often worked together. He was a beautiful, honest actor and man. The real deal,” Law and order tweeted franchise producer Warren Leight.

“I met Bruce MacVittie over forty years ago,” actor Evan Handler wrote. “We worked and performed together many times, as actors and as friends, throughout the decades that followed.”

Rob Morrow actor wrote alongside an image of MacVittie: “Another dear friend of ours has passed away; RIP [Bruce MacVittie] I took this picture of Bruce when we were building the naked angels space on 17th Street circa 1988. I was determined, according to the ‘Nude’ on our behalf, to take a picture of someone naked in raw space and Bruce volunteered.”

“Bruce MacVittie. 48 years of friendship. Brilliant husband, father, friend and actor. We mourn his loss. Our thoughts are with Carol and Sophia and the huge network of friends here. Rest in peace dear friend,” wrote writes someone on Twitter.

MacVittie is survived by his wife and daughter Sophia Ochs.

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