Barney Miller, Godfather Actor Abe Vigoda Passes Away at 94

Actor Abe Vigoda, best known for his roles in the TV series Barney Miller and The Godfather films has passed away of old age at 94.

ABC News reports Vigoda’s daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, confirmed his passing to The Associated Press.

Vigoda’s acting career spanned over 60 years. In 1972, he played Salvatore “Sal” Tessio in The Godfather, a low-level hoodlum who befriends Vito Corleone before Corleone rose to power in the Mafia underworld.

Abe Vigoda as seen as Det. Phil Fish in Barney Miller Abe Vigoda as seen as Det. Phil Fish in Barney Miller

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