Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Sonny' Franzese, Legendary New York Mobster, Dead at 103

Robert Gearty at Foxnews.com reports that Sonny Franzese, the former Cosa Nostra Colombo organized crime family underboss, has died.

Legendary New York mobster John “Sonny” Franzese, the former underboss of the Colombo Crime Family, has died at 103, TMZ reported.

As a younger man, according to Mafia lore, Franzese was a big spender and a regular at New York's Copacabana nightclub, where he hobnobbed with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.

He also provided financing for the classic 1972 porn film "Deep Throat.”

Franzese died of natural causes at a nursing home in New York, Fox News confirmed. 
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