"Sopranos" actor "Johnny Cakes" dead in suicide
Police say the actor who portrayed the gay lover of a closeted mobster on
"The Sopranos" has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in New York.
Police spokesman Lt. John Grimpel says John Costelloe was found dead in an
apparent suicide at his Brooklyn home on December 18.
Police were called to his residence after family members were unable to reach
The 47-year-old actor gained fame in 2006 when he was cast as short-order
cook Jim "Johnny Cakes" Witowski opposite Joseph Gannascoli, who played gay
mobster Vito Spatafore on the hit HBO show.