Denise Borino-Quinn died of cancer aged 46

Denise Borino-Quinn in The Sopranos

Denise Borino-Quinn was famous for her role as the wife of a mob boss in the extremely popular award-winning HBO series, The Sopranos, died of cancer in 2010 at the young age of 46.

She passed away after a long term battle with liver cancer at Morristown Memorial Hospital, New Jersey. A mass funeral was provided for her at Farmer Funeral Home.

The Sopranos ran from 1999 to 2007 and revolved around the life ans times of mobster Tony Soprano and his mafia style wrangling. It had a hugely diverse range of characters and some were most certainly more colourful than others.

The gritty and realistic show put a different spin on the tired old mafia theme, delving deeper into the mind of the main character and the difficulties he faced in maintaining his family and work amidst illicit dealings and lusty affairs.

Denise Borino-Quinn

Denise Borino-Quinn died of cancer in 2010

Borino-Quinn landed the part in 2000 after a successful open casting call interview. Her role in the show was as Ginny Sacramoni, wife of Johnny Sacramoni. Ginny was described as ”Rubenesque” in an HBO character bio; of a classic, natural womanly shape.

IMDB.com, one of the leading internet movie databases, states that Borino-Quinn was working as a legal secretary and part-time manicurist in Roseland, New Jersey, when she went for the role in The Sopranos. She landed the part after fighting off fierce competition from around 14,000 other applicants.

Her husband, Luke Quinn, died in March 2010, her passing coming seven months later. The couple married in 2005.