Actor Carmen Argenziano, who appeared in Godfather II and Stargate SG-1, has died at the age of 75.
His acting agency Event Horizon Talent confirmed the sad news, revealing the star died on Sunday.
In a Facebook post, they wrote: “It is with a heavy heart and more sadness than anyone can realize right now that I announce the passing of client Carmen Argenziano at the age of 75.
“His acting career began in the early 1970s and included a turn in The Godfather, Part II. “Carmen worked steadily over more than 40 years and was a staple character actor on our televisions throughout that time, including on series such as Cheers, Melrose Place, ER, CSI:NY and many others, while also lending his talents to films both tentpole and intimate.”
The statement continued: “To genre fans, he is best known for his role as Jacob Carter/Selmak on the series ‘Stargate SG-1’, a role he relished and recurred in for seven years.
“While Carmen was a client, he was also a good friend.
“While he was a class act and a consummate gentleman at the events he was booked for, he was also a caring and generous person.
“While I had known him for more than a decade, it wasn’t until the past three years as a representative for him that our trust and friendship grew and blossomed.
“He truly treated me like family, and that sentiment was returned.
“Please join me in sending thoughts and prayers to Carmen’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.
“Godspeed, my friend.”
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