GODFATHER actor Carmine Caridi has died after falling into a coma.

Caridi, 85, played Carmine Rosato in the iconic films, had been hospitalised at the Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles where he fell into a coma and later died.

It is not yet known what caused Caridi's health problem or what triggered the coma but it is understood he never regained consciousness while he was in the hospital.

Caridi was a veteran of a number of hit TV shows over the years, including Starsky and Hutch, Taxi, Fame and he also played Detective Vince Gotelli in NYPD Blue.

The character of Carmine Rosato appeared in the second part of The Godfather, which was released in 1974, while Caridi also played Albert Volpe in the third instalment.

He also appeared in the cult movie Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park, playing the manager Calvin Richards.

Caridi became the first person to be expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, after copyright infringement.

The Academny said on January 13, 2004 it had identified a copy of the film Something's Gotta Give, which had circulated illegally on the internet, as carrying a watermark which had come from a video sent to Caridi as his role as an Oscar voter.

Unauthorised copies of The Last Samurai, Mystic River, Big Fish and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World were also traced to Caridi



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