Character Abe Vigoda, whose leathery, sunken-eyed face made him
ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the
1970s TV series “Barney Miller” and the doomed Mafia soldier in
“The Godfather,” died Tuesday at age 94.
Vigoda’s daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, told The Associated Press
that Vigoda died Tuesday morning in his sleep at Fuchs’ home in
Woodland Park, New Jersey. The cause of death was old age. “This
man was never sick,” Fuchs said.
Tell Mike it was only business.