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Danny Aiello, best known for his performance in Do The Right Thing, The Godfather: Part II and Moonstruck, has died at the age of 86.

TMZ reports Aiello died “at a medical facility in New Jersey” as a result of an infection related to treatment he was receiving for a “sudden illness.”

Aiello was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1990 for his performance as Sal in Do The Right Thing. Aiello’s other credits include Fort Apache the Bronx, Once Upon a Time in America, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Jacob’s Ladder, Hudson Hawk and Leon: The Professional. He also notably played Madonna’s father in the 1986 music video for “Papa Don’t Preach.”

News of Aiello’s passing led to a number of tributes on social media. Here are a few notable ones.

The Late Great DANNY AIELLO. June 20,1933- December 13,2019.

29k Likes, 902 Comments - Spike Lee (@officialspikelee) on Instagram: "The Late Great DANNY AIELLO. June 20,1933- December 13,2019."

SAL and MOOKIE.

13.8k Likes, 212 Comments - Spike Lee (@officialspikelee) on Instagram: "SAL and MOOKIE."

This Was The Last Time Danny AIELLO And I We're Together. Danny Blessed Us With His Presence At The 30th Anniversary DO THE RIGHT THING Block Party -June 30th,20019.

15.8k Likes, 301 Comments - Spike Lee (@officialspikelee) on Instagram: "This Was The Last Time Danny AIELLO And I We're Together. Danny Blessed Us With His Presence At The..."

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