He recounted in one interview that he was 55 years old and had been sleeping on his mother's couch. He had gone in for a different job, but the role's originator, David Chase, approached him with a new role that ended up being iconic in its own right.

But his most well-known work is "Sopranos," in part because of the show's resurgence in popularity due to streaming. "We established a groove as Christopher and Paulie, and I am glad to say I did a lot of my greatest and most fun work with my dear friend Tony," Imperioli continued.

But his most well-known work is "Sopranos," in part because of the show's resurgence in popularity due to streaming. "We established a groove as Christopher and Paulie, and I am glad to say I did a lot of my greatest and most fun work with my dear friend Tony," Imperioli continued.

He will always be missed by me. He is genuinely unreplaceable. I send my regards to his family, friends, and countless fans. He was adored and won't be forgotten. Heartbroken today."

He remembers sleeping on his mother's couch when he was 55 in one interview. David Chase, the show's creator, approached him with a role that would later become famous in its own right after he had already auditioned for another character.

But his most well-known work is "Sopranos," which is in part due to the show's new found appeal due to streaming.

Imperioli continued, "We hit our stride as Christopher and Paulie, and I'm glad to say I accomplished a lot of my greatest and most enjoyable work with my dear friend Tony.

"He will always be missed. He cannot be replaced, genuinely. I send my love to his loved ones, close friends, and countless fans.

He was loved and will never be forgotten. I'm crying right now." The American actor Gennaro Anthony Sirico Jr. is best known for playing Peter Paul "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri on The Sopranos. Additionally, he made multiple appearances in Woody Allen movies.