ORANGE COUNTY, NY. (THECOUNT) — Actor Rick Aiello has died Monday night in Orange County, New York, according to family members. He was 65.
Aiello, son of the late actor, Danny Aiello, died of pancreatic cancer at a hospital in Warwick, New York, his family told TMZ Tuesday.
According to Rick’s mother, Sandy … he passed away Monday night surrounded by loved ones at a hospital in Warwick. He’d battled the illness for about a year and a half.
Sadly, Rick’s brother, Danny Aiello III, also died of pancreatic cancer in 2010. Their father died in December 2019 from an infection related to a sudden illness he was being treated for … as we first reported.
Rick followed in his father’s footsteps as a veteran actor with more than 60 credits to his name, beginning in the mid-80s. He’s most known for appearing in the same movie that earned his dad critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination — Spike Lee’s 1989 film, “Do the Right Thing.”
Rick played Officer Long … just like he did in Spike’s “Jungle Fever” a couple years later.
He also had notable roles in “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me” and made guest appearances on shows like ‘Law & Order’ and “Sex and the City.”
Ricky is survived by his wife, Arlene Anne Urichich, and their 2 kids.
Geo quick facts: Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 372,813. The county seat is Goshen. This county was first created in 1683 and reorganized with its present boundaries in 1798- Wikipedia