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John Costelloe (actor)

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Birth dateNovember 8, 1961
Date of deathDecember 18, 2008 (aged 47)
Death placeSunset Park, Brooklyn, USA

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John A. Costelloe (November 8, 1961 December 16, 2008) was an American actor best known for his role as Jim "Johnny Cakes" Witowski, the gay fireman lover of Vito Spatafore, in the HBO TV series The Sopranos.

Costelloe, a former FDNY firefighter, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on December 16, 2008, at the age of 47. His body was found two days later at his home in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Friends and family were surprised by his death, and at a loss for answers about its cause.

Shortly before his death, Costelloe had been playing a hustler in the hit ensemble play Gang of Seven.


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