'Godfather' actor Carmine Caridi dead at 85

American actor Carmine Caridi has passed away at the age of 85 after falling into a comatose state on Wednesday, May 29th.

While the cause of his health battle is unclear, TMZ reported that Caridi "never regained consciousness while he was in the hospital" at Cedars-Sinai hospital in L.A.

Chazz Palminteri, an actor and producer was a close friend of Caridi, confirmed his death earlier today.

Caridi appeared in a variety of films and television shows over the past 30 years, but was best known for his role as Carmine Rosati in the first sequel to "The Godfather"  and as Albert Volpe in "The Godfather Part III." He is one of three actors to play two different roles in the "Godfather" films.

The actor also starred in "Starsky and Hutch," "Taxi," "Fame" and "Simon & Simon." His last TV appearance was on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" as Uncle Murray.

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VALERIE -- Episode -- Pictured: (l-r) Valerie Harper as Valerie Hogan, Carmine Caridi as Bruno -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
VALERIE -- "The Wrong Stuff" Episode 103 -- Pictured: (l-r) Valerie Harper as Valerie Hogan, Carmine Caridi as Bruno -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Carmine Caridi attends Jackie Mason Party on September 14, 1981 at the Improv in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Carmine Caridi attends Jackie Mason Party on September 14, 1981 at the Improv in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Carmine Caridi tells James Caan that he better come through with the money in a scene from the film 'The Gambler', 1974. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)
Carmine Caridi as Tony the Indian in a scene from the film 'The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight', 1971. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Carmine Caridi attends Jackie Mason Party on September 14, 1981 at the Improv in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - OCTOBER 06: Actor Carmine Caridi participates in The Hollywood Show held at Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel & Convention Center on October 6, 2012 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 18: Actor Carmine Caridi at The Hollywood Show held at Westin LAX Hotel on October 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 18: Carmine Caridi attends the "Unorganized Crime" screening at Charlie Chaplin Theatre on December 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
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