Denise Borino-Quinn, famous for her role as the wife of a mob boss in the extremely popular, award-winning HBO series The Sopranos, has died of cancer aged just 46.
Borino-Quinn died on Wednesday after a long term battle with liver cancer. She was at Morristown Memorial Hospital, New Jersey. According to Farmer Funeral Home a funeral Mass was held on Saturday.
The Sopranos ran from 1999 to 2007 and centred around the life of mobster Tony Soprano and his mafia style dealings with a huge range of diverse characters, some more colourful than others.
The gritty show cast a different light on the old mafia theme, delving into the mind of the main character and his difficulty maintaining his family and his work amidst dodgy dealings and lusty affairs.
According to Borino-Quinn she landed the part in 2000 after a successful open casting call interview. In the show she played Ginny Sacramoni, wife of Johnny Sacramoni. Ginny was described as ”Rubenesque” in an HBO character bio, 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 got the part after fighting off competition from some 14,000 applicants.
Her husband, Luke Quinn, died in March this year. The couple married in 2005.
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