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“Godfather” Actor Carmine Caridi Death at 85

EXCLUSIVE 9:10 PT – A rep for Carmine tells that he has actually been with Cedars-Sinai since April 25 when he took a nasty case. He had received treatment for back injuries, but after almost a month in the hospital he came down with pneumonia. We were told that he was diagnosed last Thursday, and even though doctors thought he was stable enough for release on Friday. His health began to go south on Saturday. Although some of Carmine's friends have written him in coma, the ropes said he was responsive until the day before his death. Carmine Caridi has died of complications suffered by hospitalization for a bad fall … TMZ has learned. The "Godfather" actor – who played Carmine Rosato in the first sequel – was admitted to the Cedars-Sinai hospital in LA and his health began to slip over the weekend. We are told that he died on Wednesday. Carmine's friend, actor and director Chazz Palminteri confirmed the transition to TMZ. It is unclear what caused Carmine's health crisis or what caused coma, but we are told that he never regained consciousness while he was in the hospital. Carmine is a veteran television actor who has played in big shows such as "Starsky and Hutch", "Taxi", "Fame" and "Simon & Simon." He also played especially That. Vince Gotelli in "NYPD Blue." Interestingly, he returned in "The Godfather Part III", but in another role he played Albert Volpe that time. [embedded content] In total, Carmine has more than…

EXCLUSIVE

9:10 PT – A rep for Carmine tells that he has actually been with Cedars-Sinai since April 25 when he took a nasty case. He had received treatment for back injuries, but after almost a month in the hospital he came down with pneumonia.

We were told that he was diagnosed last Thursday, and even though doctors thought he was stable enough for release on Friday. His health began to go south on Saturday.

Although some of Carmine’s friends have written him in coma, the ropes said he was responsive until the day before his death.

Carmine Caridi has died of complications suffered by hospitalization for a bad fall … TMZ has learned.

The “Godfather” actor – who played Carmine Rosato in the first sequel – was admitted to the Cedars-Sinai hospital in LA and his health began to slip over the weekend. We are told that he died on Wednesday. Carmine’s friend, actor and director Chazz Palminteri confirmed the transition to TMZ.

It is unclear what caused Carmine’s health crisis or what caused coma, but we are told that he never regained consciousness while he was in the hospital.

Carmine is a veteran television actor who has played in big shows such as “Starsky and Hutch”, “Taxi”, “Fame” and “Simon & Simon.” He also played especially That. Vince Gotelli in “NYPD Blue.”

Interestingly, he returned in “The Godfather Part III”, but in another role he played Albert Volpe that time.

In total, Carmine has more than 100 actors over six decades in showbiz.

He is also known as one of the few people who have been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to share film screens in “04” which became the butt of Jimmy Kimmel s joke in 2018 Oscar … when he compared Carmine to Harvey Weinstein .

Carmine took Kim’s crack and told him not to

Carmine was 85.

RIP

Originally Published – 8:03 PT

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