December 13, 2019 / 3:29 PM / 2 months ago

Actor Danny Aiello dead at age 86 - media reports

NEW YORK, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Danny Aiello, a veteran stage and film actor remembered for his roles in Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” and Woody Allen’s “The Purple Rose of Cairo,” has died at a New Jersey medical center at age 86, his literary agent told Fox News on Friday.

Aiello, who earned an Academy Award nomination for playing Sal the pizza guy in Lee’s 1989 movie, died while being treated for a sudden illness, according to TMZ, which first reported the news of his death.

Reuters could not immediately confirm the reports.

Reporting By Frank McGurty in New York Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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