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By Susan Knox

Bruce MacVittie has passed away at the age of 65.

The sad passing of the much-loved The Sopranos and Law & Order actor was confirmed on Thursday by his grieving family.

The actor's wife, Carol Ochs, confirmed his sad death to the New York Times, confirming he passed away on May 7 from an unknown cause at a hospital in New York City.

MacVittie made his acting debut on Broadway alongside Al Pacino in the 1983 production American Buffalo.

Bruce became a household name among TV viewers through his roles on The Sopranos, Law & Order and As The World Turns.

Bruce MacVittie has passed away at the age of 65 (Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)

The late actor kickstarted his TV career with stunts in 1981 on Barney Miller, Miami Vice, The Equalize, Spencer For Hire, LA Law, The Stand, and Oz.

He hit the jackpot when he made his first appearance on NBC’s Law & Order in 1991.

Bruce made his final appearance on TV when he starred in a 2021 episode of Law & Order: SVU.

Following the sad news of his untimely death, tributes have flooded in for the TV star.

Following the sad news of his untimely death, tributes have flooded in for the TV star (IMDB)

Law & Order franchise producer Warren Leight tweeted: “We’ve worked together often. He was a beautiful, honest actor and man. The real deal."

Meanwhile, actor Evan Handler gushed: "I met Bruce MacVittie more than forty years ago.

"We worked and played together repeatedly, as actors, and as friends, throughout the ensuing decades."

Bruce is survived by his wife and daughter, Sophia Oliva Ochs.

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