The Answer to Whether Abe Vigota is Dead or Not Has Changed

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Per the ultimate authority on Abe Vigota’s continued heartbeat,, we can report that the legendary actor has passed away.

The beloved icon, best know as Phil Fish on Barney Miller and the two-timing capo Sal Tessio in The Godfather, passed away on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at his daughter’s home. The cause of death has been ruled as simply, “old age.”

It’s been a running gag for years that people didn’t know whether or not the man was dead. Of course, now we all know the answer, unfortunately.

Rest in peace, you schmuck.

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