Denise Borino-Quinn, who played the wife of a mob boss in The Sopranos, has died of cancer at 46.
Borino-Quinn died in hospital last Wednesday in New Jersey.
In The Sopranos, she played ‘Ginny Sacramoni’, married to ‘Johnny Sacramoni’ (Vince Curatola) and battling a weight problem.
Borino-Quinn was a legal secretary and part-time manicurist when she won the part in a 2000 open casting call, from 14,000 other hopefuls. It was a casting call she had attended simply to support a friend.
She appeared in 17 episodes of the drama and became popular with fans of the show.
After appearing on The Sopranos she lost 80kg through stomach stapling surgery.
A funeral was held on Saturday.