Sopranos star dies as friends like Francis Ford Coppola are ‘devastated’ by loss

THE Sopranos star Peter Bogdanovich has died aged 82 and friends are mourning his passing.

Peter’s daughter, Antonia Bogdanovich, confirmed the tragic news with The Hollywood Reporter.

Peter Bogdanovich has been announced dead at the age of 82


Peter Bogdanovich has been announced dead at the age of 82Credit: Getty Images
Peter appeared on The Sopranos


Peter appeared on The SopranosCredit: HBO

Francis Ford Coppola, director of the Godfather films, issued a statement to Limit line: “Oh my, what a shock. I’m devastated. He’s such a great and great artist. I’ll never forget attending a premiere for The Last Picture Show.”

He continued: “I remember at the end, the audience jumped around me and burst into a round of applause that lasted for 15 minutes easily.

“I’ll never forget, though I feel like I’ve never experienced such a reaction myself, that Peter and his film deserved it.”

Pope Francis concluded: “May he rest in eternal happiness, enjoying the thrill of our applause forever.”

Peter has directed films such as Paper Moon, The Last Picture Show, and At Long Last Love.

In addition to his daughter, the late filmmaker is survived by his grandchildren Maceo, Levi and Wyatt.


In The Sopranos, the late actor/director plays Elliot Kupferberg.

In the HBO drama, Elliot tries to convince Dr. Melfi that she should refer her patient Tony Soprano to another colleague because he is a gang boss.

Elliot met Dr. Melfi because he was her therapist.

His last episode in the crime drama was in the episode, The Blue Comet, in the sixth season.


Peter wrote, directed, and appeared in a starring role in his first feature film, Targets, starring Boris Karloff.

When not working in front or behind the camera, the film critic has written books like Who the Hell’s in It: Conversations with Hollywood’s Legendary Actors and This is Orson Welles.


Fans of the work of the director and other filmmakers offered their condolences on social networks.

One fan of the film tweeted: “RIP Peter Bogdanovich. Truly the end of an era. Even his worst films are infused with such love for cinema and the history of electricity. photos; his best films are the best of 70s American cinema. Sad to hear this.”

Another fan of the movie wrote: “RIP Peter Bogdanovich, who carries the secrets of how he’s far beyond his league.”

A third movie fan added: “RIP. Peter Bogdanovich has made some undeniably great movies in my opinion. CREATE THE FINAL IMAGE, WHAT TO DOC?, SAINT JACK. I my favorite is PAPER MOON. I’ll probably watch it tonight.”

A fourth said: “Rest in peace Peter Bogdanovich. I am a huge fan of so many of his films and it was a pleasure to hear him talk about cinema in general. I am so lucky to have had the opportunity. meeting him at #TCMFF 2017.”

Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro said: “Peter Bogdanovich has passed away. He was a dear friend and champion of Cinema. He has spawned masterpieces as a director and He’s personally interviewed and documented the lives and work of more classic filmmakers than almost anyone else of his generation.”

Bridesmaids director Paul Feig said: “One of my all-time favorite comedies and the one that made me want to make people laugh as a kid,” What’s Up Doc? “, by the great Peter Bogdanovich. So sad to hear of his passing. Thank you for all you did for the movie, sir. RIP Peter.”

Peter appeared on The Sopranos as a recurring role for six seasons


Peter appeared on The Sopranos as a recurring role for six seasonsCredit: HBO
Peter directed The Last Picture Show, starring Cybill Shepherd


Peter directed The Last Picture Show, starring Cybill ShepherdCredit: Getty
Peter makes his directorial debut with Targets


Peter makes his directorial debut with TargetsCredit: Getty

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