He was 94 and not a citizen of Twitter, but younger stars who prevail on social media paid tribute to Abe Vigoda Tuesday after news spread that the unforgettable character actor had died.
Vigoda’s daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, told The Associated Press that Vigoda died Tuesday morning in his sleep at Fuchs’ home in Woodland Park, N.J. The cause of death was old age.
With his sunken eyes, long face and doleful expression, Vigoda never looked especially chipper.
His fellow Barney Miller star, Hal Linden, 84, isn’t on Twitter so he spoke out in more traditional fashion, in an interview with the New York Daily News about his old friend.
Some Vigoda fans has their own take on his passing.
For years, the question of whether Vigoda was still alive was a running joke, sparked more than 30 years ago by a false report of his death.
Later, after the dawn of the Internet, t was a website devoted to answering the much-Googled question, “Is Abe Vigoda dead?”.