Sadly, suicides (and pet deaths) rise during the holidays. John Costelloe, the actor best known for playing Johnny Cakes on the Sopranos, was found dead in from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.
Costelloe, a former firefighter, was discovered in his Sunset Park, Brooklyn, bedroom. He apparently killed himself about a week ago. He was 47.
The actor—who played a gay short-order cook on Sopranos, was in the middle of performing in an off-off Broadway play called Gang of Seven, at La Mama in the East Village.