The Soprano's Denise Borino-Quinn loses battle with cancer

Denise Borino QuinnThe actress Denise Borino-Quinn, famous for her role as the wife of a mob boss in The Sopranos, has died after a long battle with liver cancer, aged just 46.

The Sopranos ran from 1999 to 2007 and centred around mobster Tony Soprano, casting a slightly different light on the typical mafia theme by delving into the mind of the main character and his difficulty maintaining his family and his work amid mafia dealings and affairs.

According to IMDB.com, one of the leading internet movie databases Borino-Quinn was working as a legal secretary and part-time manicurist when she auditioned for the role in The Sopranos. Incredibly, she got the part after fighting off competition from some 14,000 applicants.

Her husband, Luke Quinn, also died this year.

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