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This is a list of every death, onscreen or otherwise, in The Sopranos, The Sopranos: Road to Respect and The Many Saints of Newark.

The Many Saints of Newark[]

There are 14 confirmed deaths in The Many Saints of Newark.

# Deceased Cause of death Last words Murderer
1 Leon Overall (July 1967)
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Shotgun wound to the chest. Murdered on orders from Dickie Moltisanti for robbing the DiMeo family's operation for $600. "Yeah, college. Sure. I'm thinking about being a… scientist." Harold McBrayer
2-3 Two rioters (July 14 1967)
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Shot to death with firearms for robbing a store during a riot. Unknown/Varies Police officers (so doesn't count as murder)
4 Hollywood Dick Moltisanti (July 14 1967)
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Beaten to death against his car's steering wheel. Killed in a fit of rage for abusing his wife Giuseppina the same way he hurt his former wife and his son. "Dick…!" Dickie Moltisanti
5 Old Woman in Funeral Home (July 1967)
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Unknown Unknown Unknown
6 Julie DeRogatis (September 1972)
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Shot in the head with a gun. Killed to prevent him from continuing to make collections in the territory Harold McBrayer sought to claim. "What the fuck, man?" Harold McBrayer
7 Cyril (September 1972)
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Shot three times with a small caliber pistol in the torso. Killed for resisting when being interrogated and tortured by Dickie Moltisanti, Pussy Bonpensiero, Paulie Gualtieri and Silvio Dante. "I told you, it was Harold! Nobody put him up to it!" Silvio Dante
8 Buddha Bonpensiero (November 1972)
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Shot in the head. Killed during a shootout between Harold McBrayer's gang and Johnny Soprano's. "I would eat her shit!" Harold McBrayer
9 Black Panther #1 (November 1972)
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Shot in the head during a shootout between Harold McBrayer's gang and Johnny Soprano's. Unknown Dickie Moltisanti
10 Frankie the Guitarist (November 1972)
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Shot in the back during a shootout between Harold McBrayer's gang and Johnny Soprano's. "We're off somewhere thinking, "What more can we do for Gentleman Dick and Johnny?"" Black Panther #2
11 Black Panther #2 (November 1972)
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Shot in the chest during a shootout between Harold McBrayer's gang and Johnny Soprano's. Also killed instinctively in retaliation for Frankie the Guitarist's murder. Unknown Johnny Soprano
12 Hippie van driver (November 1972)
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Shot accidentally while trying to hit Harold McBrayer during a shootout. Unknown Dickie Moltisanti
13 Giuseppina Moltisanti (December 1972)
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Drowned in the beach. Killed in a rage when she revealed she had been having an affair with Harold McBrayer. "No, please! No, no!" Dickie Moltisanti
14 Dickie Moltisanti (Late December 1972)
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Shot in the head with a silenced pistol on orders from Junior Soprano. Killed for laughing at Junior when he slipped and fell down a set of stairs, fearing it could endanger his reputation. "Okay! It's over. Go home." Unknown (possibly Barry Haydu)


  • During the shootout between Harold and Johnny's crews, Dickie shoots a passing hippie van by accident, causing it to crash and catch on fire. The only confirmed death, however, is that of the driver, since the vehicle crashed and the shot fractured the driver's window. The other passengers (if there were any) could have theoretically survived the crash and gotten out of the car before it burned.

The Sopranos[]

Season 1 (1999) (June 1998-April 1999)[]

# Deceased Cause of death Last words Murderer Weapon(s) Episode
1 Emil Kolar (June 1998)
Gunshot wound to the back of the head. killed in an attempt to settle a dispute with Barone Sanitation. "Emil." Christopher Moltisanti Glock 19 Gen2 (.9×19) The Sopranos (Pilot)
2 Hector Anthony (late August 1998)
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Gunshot wound (location unknown). The weapon that killed Anthony was accidentally dropped by one of Brendan Filone's goons during a robbery on Anthony's truck. "I'm gonna take my lunch, okay?" Special K Glock 19 Gen2 (.9×19) 46 Long
3 Brendan Filone (September 1998)

Gunshot wound clean through the eye while he was in his bathtub, on orders from Junior Soprano for hijacking trucks without permission. Unknown Mikey Palmice Silenced Glock 19 Gen2 (.9×19) Denial, Anger, Acceptance
4 Giacomo "Jackie" Aprile, Sr. (September 1998) Stomach cancer. Unknown n/a Meadowlands
5 Fabian "Febby" Petrulio
a.k.a. Fred Peters (September 1998)

Garroted. Petrulio ratted out a friend of Paulie Gualtieri and Pussy Bonpensiero's and then joined the witness protection program. "Please, Tony, I'm begging you." Tony Soprano Wires College
6 Dominic (1998) Drug-induced psychosis resulting in suicide. Fourteen year old grandson of Junior Soprano's tailor, he jumped from a bridge after taking MDMA acquired from Rusty Irish. Unknown Self, caused by Rusty Irish Pax Soprana
7 Rusty Irish (October 1998)
Blunt force trauma from fall. Irish was thrown over Paterson Falls because he gave MDMA to Dominic, leading to the boy's accidental suicide. "No!" Mikey Palmice & Joseph Marino
8 Gallegos (February 1999)

Gunshot wound to the forehead. Gallegos was a drug dealer who was killed for operating on the New Jersey crew's territory. "I'll tell them." Paulie Gualtieri Silenced Sig Sauer p228 (.9×19) A Hit Is a Hit
9 Vin Makazian (February 1999)

Suicide by drowning after jumping off of the Donald Goodkind Bridge on Route 1. Makazian had been arrested and was in high debt. "Come on, god damnit! Come on! Let's go, let's go, let's go!" Self Nobody Knows Anything
10 Mariolina Capuano (March 1999) Natural causes. Unknown n/a Isabella
11 Donnie Paduana (March 25 1999)

Gunshot wound to the head. Killed on orders from Junior Soprano for joking about Livia Soprano wanting her son assassinated. "Alright." Mikey Palmice Sig sauer p228 (.9x19)
12 John Clayborn (March 26 1999)

Gunshot wound to the head. Accidentally killed by his partner during the attempted hit on Tony Soprano. Unknown Rasheen Ray Sig Sauer p228 (.9×19)
13 Jimmy Altieri (April 1999)
Gunshot wound to the back of the head. Killed for being an FBI informant. Left dead on street with a rat stuffed in his mouth as a message. "God." Silvio Dante and Christopher Moltisanti Silenced Glock 19 gen2 (.9×19) I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano
14 Chucky Signore (April 1999)

Multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen. Killed for conspiring with Junior Soprano to kill Tony Soprano. "No shit." Tony Soprano Beretta 85bb (.380)
15 Mikey Palmice (April 1999)

Multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen. Killed for conspiring with Junior Soprano to kill Tony Soprano. "No, come on! Please, please, please!" Christopher Moltisanti & Paulie Gualtieri 1° Smith And Wesson 5946 (.9×19)

2° Feg r9 (Hungarian Browning hi power variant) (.9×19)

  • Total: 15

Season 2 (2000) (August 1999-June 10 2000)[]

# Deceased/date Cause of death Last words Murderer Weapon(s) Episode
1 Dr. Jennifer Melfi's Patient (1999) Committed suicide. Unknown Self Guy Walks into a Psychiatrist's Office...
2 Phillip "Philly Spoons" Parisi (August 1999)

Gunshot wound to the head. Killed so Tony Soprano could gain control of Junior Soprano's crew and because he told people that Tony likes "to fluff his mother's pillows" (attempted to murder her by suffocation). "There you go, kid." Gigi Cestone Glock 19 gen2 (.9×19)
3 Freddy Capuano (1999) Supposedly killed for spreading rumors. Unknown Unknown Do Not Resuscitate
4 Rev. Herman James, Sr. (1999) Natural causes while sleeping. Unknown n/a
5 Jimmy Bones (August 1999)

Blunt force trauma to the head. An Elvis impersonator, Bones was killed with a ball-peen hammer after seeing Pussy Bonpensiero speaking with his FBI contact. "Come on, it's on the boil." Big Pussy Bonpensiero Ball-peen hammer Commendatori
6 Tom Giglione, Sr. (1999) Head trauma (likely). Unknown n/a The Happy Wanderer
7 Waldemar Wyczchuk (2000)

Executed by explosion. Skip Lipari infomred Pussy Bonpensiero of the death. Unknown Unknown assassin D-Girl
8 Sean Gismonte (April 2000)

Gunshot wound to the head. Killed during the shootout when he and Matthew Bevilaqua attempted to murder Christopher Moltisanti. "Seatbelt, fucking seatbelt!" Christopher Moltisanti Walther PPK (.380) Full Leather Jacket
9 Matthew Bevilaqua (April 2000)

Multiple gunshot wounds to the head and chest. Executed by Pussy Bonpensiero and Tony Soprano after he attempted to kill Christopher Moltisanti. "I swear to God! Mommy! Mommy! Please, Tony, please!" Tony Soprano & Big Pussy Bonpensiero 1° Glock 19 gen2 (.9×19)

2° Glock 19 gen2 (.9×19)

From Where to Eternity
10 Richie Aprile (May/June 2000)

Gunshot wound to the chest; gunshot wound to the forehead. Killed by his fiancee, Janice Soprano, after he punched her in a domestic dispute. "Get the fuck outta here. I'm in no mood for your–" Janice Soprano Sig Sauer p226 (.9×19) The Knight in White Satin Armor
11 Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero (June 9 2000)

Multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. Killed for being an FBI informant. "I gotta sit down. I feel like I can't stand. Is that okay, Tony? Can I sit? Tony Soprano, Silvio Dante, and Paulie Gualtieri °1 Sig Sauer p226 (.9×19)°2 Smith And Wesson 5946 (.9×19)

°3 Beretta 92fs (.9×19)

12 Gennaro "Little Pussy" Malanga (2000 or before) Exact cause of death unknown. Mentioned by Tony Soprano to Junior Soprano that he had been dead for 6 years in 2006 in the Season 6A episode Members Only, this would mean that he died sometime around the events of Season 2. Unknown Unknown Unknown
  • Total: 12

Season 3 (2001) (September 2000-January 28 2001)[]

# Deceased/date Cause of Death Last Words Murderer Weapon/s Episode
1 Livia Soprano (September 9 2000) Stroke while sleeping. Unknown n/a Proshai, Livushka
2 Fabrizio "Febby" Viola (September/October 2000) Cancer. Unknown n/a Another Toothpick
3 Sally Intile (October 2000)

Gunshot wound through the head. Killed for beating Bryan Spatafore with a golf club. "I don't know. Maybe I should send him something. Some flowers or some shit." Robert "Bobby" Baccalieri, Sr. Sig Sauer p225 (.9×19)
4 Carlos (October 2000)

Multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. Killed because he was with Mustang Sally when the latter was killed. "No, Mr. Bacala! Please, please, no more!" Robert "Bobby" Baccalieri, Sr. Sig Sauer p225 (.9×19)
5 Robert "Bobby" Baccalieri, Sr. (October 2000)

Exact cause unknown, either cancer or fatal collision. Baccalieri crashed his car into a sign post while experiencing respiratory distress. "Oh, shit." n/a
6 Tracee (October 2000)

Beaten to death. Killed for insulting and slapping Ralph Cifaretto. "That make you feel good? You feel like a man?" Ralph Cifaretto Ralph hands University
7 Gigi Cestone (November 25 2000)

Heart attack caused from the stress of putting his kids through school, onset by the strain of defecation. Unknown n/a n/a He is Risen
8 Sunshine (January 2001)

Multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. Killed for refusing to cooperate during an attempted poker robbery. "If you can keep your head while those around you can't, then you're–" Giacomo Michael "Jackie" Aprile, Jr. Glock 19 gen2 (.9×19) Amour Fou
9 Carlo Renzi (January 2001)

Gunshot wound to the head. Killed during a shootout after Jackie Aprile Jr.-led attempt to rob a poker game. "Come on, hurry up! Let's get the fuck outta here!" Christopher Moltisanti Walther PPK (.380)
10 Dino Zerilli (January 2001)

Multiple gunshot wounds to the head. Killed after a shootout that followed an attempted poker game robbery. "Chris, please. We didn't know you were in there. We're with Ralphie. Please?" Christopher Moltisanti & Albert "Ally Boy" Barese 1° Walther ppk (.380)

2° Colt 1911 (.45 Acp)

11 Giacomo Michael "Jackie" Aprile, Jr. (January 23 2001)

Gunshot wound to the back of the head. Killed because of the poker robbery he attempted with Dino Zerilli and Carlo Renzi. "What're you laughing at?" Vito Spatafore Unknow subcompact pistol (probably a .22lr or .25 Acp ) Army of One
  • Total: 12

Season 4 (2002) (September 2002- May 2003)[]

# Deceased/date Cause of Death Last Words Murderer Weapon/s Episode
1 Dennis Lynch (September 2002)
Shot to death in an armored car robbery in Pennsylvania. Lynch was connected to organized crime families both in New York and New Jersey. Unknown Unknown Unknown For All Debts Public and Private
2 Dennis Lynch's partner (September 2002) Shot to death in an armored car robbery in Pennsylvania. Unknown Unknown Unknown
3 Barry Haydu (September 2002)

Shot twice in the head by Christopher. A newly-retired police lieutenant, Haydu was killed for the murder of Christopher Moltisanti's father, Richard. "I'm sorry! I'm sorry!" Christopher Moltisanti Glock 19 gen2 (.9×19)
4 Karen Baccalieri (October 2002) Fatal car accident. Unknown n/a Christopher
5 Gloria Trillo (2002) Suicide by hanging Unknown Self Everybody Hurts
6 Furio's father (2002) Died of cancer in Italy. Unknown n/a Mergers and Acquisitions
7 Ralph Cifaretto (February 2003)

Physically beaten, then strangled to death. Cifaretto was killed for supposedly setting the fire to the stables, which killed the racehorse Pie-O-My. Later decapitated and his severed head and hands were placed in a bowling bag. "You fat fuck!" Tony Soprano Tony's hands Whoever Did This
8 Minn Matrone (April 2003)

Suffocated with a pillow by Paulie Walnuts after she caught him burglarizing her home for her life savings. "No! Oh, no!" Paulie Gualtieri Pillow Eloise
9 Credenzo Curtis (May 2003)

Multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen. Curtis was a heroin dealer who was ambushed and shot along with Stanley Johnson to assure that the cancelled assassination of Carmine Lupertazzi would remain a secret. "Don't say jack shit to Kaesha about this, or she'll be haunting my ass for that child support-" Peter "Bissell" LaRosa & Benny Fazio 1° Glock 17 gen2 (.9x19) 2° Beretta 92fs (.9×19) Whitecaps
10 Stanley Johnson (May 2003)

Gunshot wounds to the chest and head. Johnson was an associate who was ambushed and shot along with Credenzo Curtis to assure that the canceled assassination of Carmine Lupertazzi would remain a secret. "He ain't quit. He's just freshening up." Benny Fazio Beretta 92fs (.9x19)
  • Total: 15

Season 5 (2004) (March 2004- December 20 2004)[]

# Deceased/date Cause of Death Last Words Murderer Weapon/s Episode
1 Raoul (March 2004)

Blunt force trauma to the head (brick thrown by Christopher Moltisanti), gunshot wound to the chest (shot by Paulie Walnuts). An Atlantic City waiter, Raoul was killed after a dispute over a tip for insulting Christopher and Paulie. "Yeah, right. Go piss it away at blackjack, fucking assholes!" Paulie Gualtieri & Christopher Moltisanti Remington nickel 1911 (.45 Acp) Two Tonys
2 Joseph "Joey" Cogo (2004) Killed prior in a payment dispute. Unknown Unknown Rat Pack
3 Carmine Lupertazzi (March 2004)
Stroke. "Too much gherkins. Smell that? Burning hair." n/a Egg salad
4 Jack Massarone (March/April 2004)

Gunshot wound to the head. Killed for being an FBI informant. Unknown Unknown Unknown
5 Jason Evanina (April 2004)

Gunshot wound to the chest. Killed (off-screen) for being present at the time of Lorraine Calluzzo's killing. Unknown Joseph "Joey Peeps" Pepparelli and/or Billy Leotardo All Happy Families...
6 Lorraine Calluzzo (April 2004) Gunshot wound. Killed for not obeying the orders of Johnny Sacramoni. "Oh, no!" Billy Leotardo Smith And Wesson 4505 (.45 Acp)
7 Aunt Concetta (June 2004) Heart attack. Unknown n/a In Camelot
8 Vincent Patronella (June 2004) Unknown, presumably natural causes. Unknown n/a
9 Mrs. Crilley (June 2004) Junior Soprano’s cousin’s sister by marriage. Died of natural causes. Unknown n/a
10 Little boy (June 2004) Drowned in a jacuzzi. Unknown n/a
11 Uncle Nicolo aka "Zio" (June 2004) Natural causes. Unknown n/a
12 Joseph "Joey Peeps" Peparelli (July 2004)

Gunshot wound to the head. Killed in his car as revenge for the death of Lorraine Calluzzo. "Hey! Tony, right? You come here too?" Tony Blundetto Beretta 84fs Nickel (.380) (Probably) Marco Polo
13 Heather (July 2004)

Gunshot wound to the chest. Killed since she was with Joey Peeps when he was killed. "Me too." Tony Blundetto Beretta 84fs nickel (.380) (Probably)
14 Angelo Garepe (October 2004)

Multiple gunshot wounds to the face. Killed on orders from Johnny Sacramoni for being loyal to Little Carmine. "Philly! For God's sake, you know me!" Phil and Billy Leotardo Suppressed Sig Sauer p226 Nickel (.9×19) The Test Dream
15 Billy Leotardo (October 2004)

Multiple gunshot wounds to the head and chest. Killed in revenge for the death of Angelo Garepe. "Fuck!" Tony Blundetto Nickel 1911 pistol (.45 acp)
16 Gilbert Nieves (November 2004)
Stabbed to death. Killed after confronting Matush, a drug dealer friend of the late Jackie Aprile Jr. "I'll kill you, motherfuckers, I'll kill you!" Matush Knife Long Term Parking
17 Adriana La Cerva (November 30 2004) Multiple gunshot wounds (shooting took place off-screen). Killed for being an FBI informant. "No!" Silvio Dante Beretta 92fs Inox (.9×19)
18 Tony Blundetto (December 17 2004)

Shotgun blast to face and chest. Killed to appease the New York family for the unauthorized killings of Joseph "Joey Peeps" Peparelli and Billy Leotardo. Unknown Tony Soprano Ithaca 37 (12 Gauge) All Due Respect
  • Total: 18

Season 6 (2006-2007) (April 2006- December 2007)[]

Part 1 (2006)
# Deceased/date Cause of Death Last Words Murderer Weapon/s Episode
1 Raymond Curto (April 2006)

Stroke "This is Tony Soprano talking about the Angelo Giacolone murder. The sound quality's not good, but I can back it up in court. He said–" n/a Members Only
2 Dick Barone (2006) Lou Gehrig's disease. Unknown n/a
3 Teddy Spirodakis (April 2006)

Two gunshot wounds to the chest and one to the head. Killed for not paying debts. "Yeah. Hey!" Eugene Pontecorvo Glock 19 gen3 (.9×19)
4 Eugene Pontecorvo (April 2006)

Suicide by hanging. Pontecorvo killed himself after being forbidden from moving to Florida by both Tony Soprano and the FBI. "Okay." Self Rope
5 Superintendent (May 2006)

Gunshot wound to the abdomen. Accidentally shot upon bursting into a room when Colombian #1 was counting money. Unknown Colombian #1 Sig Sauer p226 (.9×19) Mayham
6 Colombian #1 (May 2006)

Gunshot wound to the chest (by Cary DiBartolo), gunshot wound to the neck (by Paulie Walnuts). He was most likely in charge of keeping track of the large amount of money that he was killed for. Unknown Cary DiBartolo and Paulie Gualtieri 1° Glock 19 Gen3 (.9×19) 2° Remington nickel 1911 (.45 Acp)
7 Colombian #2 (May 2006)

Gunshot wound to the right shoulder, gunshot wound to the chest (shot by Cary DiBartolo); stabbed in the chest (stabbed by Paulie Walnuts). Killed after he attempted to kill Paulie Walnuts. Unknown Cary DiBartolo and Paulie Gualtieri 1° Sig sauer p226 (.9×19) 2° Knife
8 Aunt Dottie (May 2006) Natural causes. Paulie Walnuts' biological mother, Aunt Dottie suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Unknown n/a The Fleshy Part of the Thigh
9 Eddie Pietro (August 2006)

Gunshot wound to the head. Killed because he was with Rusty Millio at the time of Millio's killing. "Eastern Parkway." Salvatore Unknow pistol Luxury Lounge
10 Rusty Millio (August 2006) Gunshot wound to the head. Millio's killer was hired by Tony Soprano, who was acting on a request from Johnny Sacrimoni. "Eastern Parkway! Not the Belt Parkway." Italo and Salvatore Unknow pistol
11 Car Accident Civilian (November 2006)

Gunshot wound to the back of the head. He intended to notify the police that he was involved in a car accident; killed by Vito Spatafore after refusing cash from him. "Turn on your hazards." Vito Spatafore Beretta 92fs (.9×19) Moe n' Joe
12 Vito Spatafore (November 2006) Beaten to death. Spatafore was killed under Phil Leotardo's orders after being revealed to be a homosexual. "No!" Dominic "Fat Dom" Gamiello and Gerry Torciano Pool cues Cold Stones
13 Dominic "Fat Dom" Gamiello (November 2006)

Struck in the head by Silvio Dante, and then stabbed to death by Carlo Gervasi. Gamiello made jokes about Vito Spatafore's murder and implied that Carlo Gervasi was a homosexual. "My mistake. Carlo's lipstick was on Vito's cock!" Carlo Gervasi and Silvio Dante Kitchen Knife
Part 2 (2007)
# Deceased Cause of Death Last Words Murderer Weapon/s Episode Title
1 Rene LeCours (August 2007)

Shot in the chest and forehead by Bobby Baccalieri. Killed so the DiMeo family could save money in the pharmaceutical racket. "Allo, Natalie." Bobby Baccalieri Beretta 92fs (.9×19) Soprano Home Movies
2 Gerry "The Hairdo" Torciano (September 2007)

Multiple gunshot wounds to the chest, arms, and head. Killed by a hitman while dining with Silvio Dante on orders from Faustino "Doc" Santoro in order to eliminate the heirs to the Lupertazzi family throne. "This fuckin' waiter, on sabbatical?" Doc Santoro's hitmen Glock 19 gen2 (.9x19) Stage 5
3 John "Johnny Sack" Sacramoni (September 2007)

Lung cancer while in prison. "Mo-mother." n/a
4 Faustino "Doc" Santoro (September 2007)

Multiple gunshot wounds to various parts of the abdomen and face. Killed during the New York power struggle. "Take me over to Jeannette's house." Phil Leotardo's hitmens led by Butch DeConcini Glock 19 gen3 (.9x19) (Used by the trio of hitmens) Remember When
5 Bodyguard of Doc (September 2007)

Multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen. Killed during the hit on Faustino Santoro. Unknown Phil Leotardo's hitmen Glock 19 gen3 (.9×19)
6 Renata (October 2007)

Hesh Rabkin Partner. Died in her sleep from a stroke Unknown n/a Chasing It
7 J.T. Dolan (October 2007)

Shot in the forehead. Killed during Christopher Moltisanti's drunken state for mentioning that Christopher was in the Mafia, and because too much information had been revealed to him. "Chris, you're in the mafia!" Christopher Moltisanti Glock 19 gen2 (.9×19) Walk Like A Man
8 Christopher Moltisanti (November 2007)

Suffocated by Tony Soprano after suffering massive trauma brought on by a car accident. Murdered for using heroin and behaving irresponsibly. "I'll never pass a drug test. Call me a taxi." Tony Soprano Tony's hands Kennedy and Heidi
9 Maria Nuccia Gualtieri (November 2007) Massive stroke while on a bus returning home Unknown n/a
10 Burt Gervasi (late November 2007)

Garotted by Silvio Dante for considering switching to the Lupertazzi crime family as a turncoat. "Yeah?" Silvio Dante Wires The Blue Comet
11 Alec Kastropovich (December 2007)

Shot twice in the head after being mistaken for Phil Leotardo. Unknown Italo Glock 19 gen2 (.9×19)
12 Yaryna Kastropovich (December 2007)

Shot in the stomach and head for witnessing her father's murder. "They have shot me, daddy!" Italo Glock 19 gen2 (.9×19)
13 Bobby Baccalieri (December 4 2007)

Shot multiple times in the chest and stomach as a decapitation blow from New York. "He don't care." Phil Leotardo’s hitmen Glock 19 gen2 (.9×19) (Used by both hitmens)
14 Phil Leotardo (December 2007)

Shot in the head and in the chest on Tony Soprano's orders. His head was then inadvertently run over and crushed by his own SUV. "I should get a sixty day supply of the Plavix–" Walden Belfiore Kahr K9 (.9×19)

Made in America

15 Tony Soprano? (December 2007, fate left ambiguous)

In the final scene of the final episode, Tony is sitting in a diner with Carmela and A.J. Soprano, waiting for Meadow Soprano to arrive. Several suspicious characters are at the diner, but no one acts against Tony. As Meadow arrives, the show ends with the screen going black. It is open to audience interpretation whether Tony and/or his family is killed or not. "I went ahead and ordered some for the table."
  • Total: 29 - 14 for Part 1, 15 for Part 2


# Deceased/date Cause of Death Murderer Referenced in
1 Joseph Fusco (April 1 1922) Unknown (seen as gravestone) Unknown The Many Saints of Newark
2 Robert Brea (2015) Suicide (seen as gravestone) Self
3 Emily Maria Landgraf (October 27 1934) Died during childbirth (seen as gravestone). n/a
4 DiMeo family made man Murdered. Sally Moltisanti
5 Johnny Soprano (October 1986) Died from emphysema in October 1986. n/a Down Neck
6 Jimmy (1980s or 1990s) Died in prison a long time ago after Febby Petrulio informed. n/a College
7 Robert Franks (May 21 1924) Real-life murder in 1924, kidnapped and stabbed to death with chisel Nathan Leopold Jr, Richard Loeb Mentioned by Tony in Down Neck
8-34 26 victims of 1967 Newark riots (July [1967|12-17 1967]) Real-life victims of rioting and looting in Newark. 11 were dead as Livia watched, but the number rose to 26 by the end. Rioters Flash-back in Down Neck
35 Ernest Hemingway (July 2 1961) Shot self in head in real-life Self (suicide) Mentioned by Paulie in The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti
36-37 Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (August 23 1927) Executed in real-life by electric chair State of Massachusetts Mentioned by Tony in The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti
38 "Little Jimmy" Willis Popular 1950s recording artist and a distant cousin of Massive Genius, died of unknown causes a long time ago. n/a A Hit Is a Hit
39 Settimia Pollio Died of unknown causes. n/a

I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano

40 Dorothy "Dot" D'Auria Bucco (Autumn 1998) Artie's mother who passed away six months prior. n/a
41 Ercoli "Eckley" Soprano (1990s) Died from natural causes a long time ago. n/a The Happy Wanderer
42 Nucci Bonpensiero Died from spinal meningitis many years ago. n/a D-Girl
43 Rocco DiMeo Died from Alzheimer's. N/A Full Leather Jacket
44 Charles "Sonny" Pagano (1960s) Killed by Paulie in a hit in the 1960's to make his bones. Paulie Gualtieri From Where to Eternity
45 Vic Musto's wife Breast cancer. N/A Bust Out
46 Lou Romano (Junuary 1986) Died of Hodgkin's lymphoma the week of the Challenger explosion in 1986. N/A House Arrest
47 Irina's father Died of lung cancer and liver cirrhosis at 55 years old after losing his job when the local factory closed down. N/A The Knight in White Satin Armor
48 Ralph Cifaretto's mother (1999) Died the previous year, presumably of natural causes. N/A Proshai, Livushka
49 Ralph Cifaretto's father (1963) Cause of death unknown. Passed away when Ralph was six years old. N/A Fortunate Son
Many Unnamed Mobster Victims Tony called Bobby Sr. "The Fuckin' Terminator" for the number of homicides he had committed over his long career. Robert "Bobby" Baccalieri, Sr. Another Toothpick
50 Mickey Pollio Died of liver cancer at age 36 many years ago. n/a
51 Francis Satriale (early 1970s) Committed suicide by gunshot in the early 1970s, after having his pinky finger chopped off by Johnny Soprano for failing to pay debts. Self ...To Save Us All from Satan's Power
52-67 16 Chechen rebels (1995 or 1996) Killed by Valery during the First Chechen War (1994-1996) in Chechnya to save Slava's life. Valery Pine Barrens
68 Carmela's cousin, Cathy Ovarian Cancer. n/a Amour Fou
69 Dickie Moltisanti's cell mate (1960s) Stabbed to death while in prison many years ago. Jilly Ruffalo For All Debts Public and Private
70 1994 Victim Shot to death. A man who was murdered by the same .38 found on Paulie, who served some time for this gun charge 8 years after the incident in 2002. Lance Mariolina
71 Lenny Caputo Head bashed in with a baseball bat along with his wife. Lou “Dimaggio” Galina. The Weight
72 Lenny Caputo's Wife Head bashed in with a baseball bat along with her husband. Lou “Dimaggio” Galina.
73 Tommy Neri Lou “Dimaggio” Galina hit him with a tire iron while his partner Frank cut his head off with a hacksaw Lou “Dimaggio” Galina and Frank Crisci
74 Murray Furlong (1980s or 1990s) Janice’s neighbor from a long time ago who committed suicide by shoving a rifle in his mouth and blasting his brains out. Self Everybody Hurts
75 Salvatore Matrone Minn's husband, passed away some time ago. n/a Eloise
76 Gennaro Gualtieri Ran over by a Newark Light Rail trolley. trolley driver
77 Thomas Gilardi (December 1983/January 1984) Killed in a car bomb explosion, the suspected killer being Tony Blundetto when he was 26 years old. Possibly Tony Blundetto Two Tonys
78 Thomas Gilardi's Driver (December 1983/January 1984) Killed in a car bomb explosion, the suspected killer being Tony Blundetto when he was 26 years old. Possibly Tony Blundetto
79 Tony Tony Soprano and Tony Blundetto's cousin, affectionately called "Tony Uncle Philly." Passed away many years ago. n/a

Rat Pack

80 Uncle Phil Tony Soprano and Tony Blundetto's uncle. Passed away many years ago. n/a
81 Johnson Brother #1 Killed for unknown reasons many years ago. Furio "Fred Sasso" Malana Cold Cuts
82 Johnson Brother #2 Killed for unknown reasons many years ago. Furio "Fred Sasso" Malana & Gene "Gigi" Salivio
83 Aunt Edie Eugene Pontecorvo's Aunt. Died of natural causes. n/a Members Only
84 Eugene's Father Died of natural causes at age 52 a long time ago. n/a
85 Angelo Giacalone Killed on orders from Tony Soprano. Unknown
86 Willie Overall (September 6 1982) Shot twice in the head by Tony and buried by him and Paulie in 1982. Body discovered in 2007. Murdered on Johnny Boy Soprano's orders. Tony Soprano and Paulie Gualtieri Remember When
87 Hadley Meadow's classmate at Rutgers who committed suicide by jumping off the library balcony during sophomore year. Self Walk Like a Man


  • Silvio Dante in the episode The Blue Comet was shot several times by Lupertazzi family hitmen sent to kill him on Phil Leotardo's orders. Sil was not initially killed in the attack but was left in a comatose state. During his final appearance in Made in America, Silvio is in the hospital and still in a coma, and the doctors tending to him say it is likely he will never wake up. Given this information, it is likely that Silvio died from his injuries. However, as of 2020, David Chase has not commented on Silvio's fate, nor have any of the show's writers, so this has never been confirmed.
  • One of the hitmen shooting at Silvio and Patsy in the above mentioned scene was wearing a "Members Only" jacket. In the final scene of the series a man in the "Members Only" jacket is seen in the scene going to the bathroom, and there's the theory that maybe the guy came out the bathroom and killed Tony.


  • Season 2 and Season 3 feature numerous imaginary death sequences such as Tony dreaming of Paulie Walnuts lighting Tony on fire after he pours gasoline over himself; Tony dreaming of randomly shooting Paulie in the chest; Dr. Melfi dreams of her rapist getting mauled to death by stray dogs; and Silvio Dante imagining "Big Pussy” dying in mysterious stripper wardrobe in a nightmare he had.
  • As of the end of season 6 in 2007, there were 92 deaths in total and 62 of them were human murders.
    • Season 6 had the most deaths, followed by Season 5.
    • Season 6 had the most human murders, followed by Seasons 5 and 1.
    • Season 3 had the fewest deaths.
    • Paulie Walnuts committed nine known murders, Tony Soprano and Christopher Moltisanti committed eight on-screen murders each. Silvio Dante was involved with five murders, then Mikey Palmice and Tony Blundetto. each with three murders. Other notables are Pussy Bonpensiero, Benny Fazio, and Vito Spatafore, with two apiece.
  • Four animals were killed through the course of the series:
    • Whitetail deer by Christopher Moltisanti: ("Pine Barrens") (January 9 2001)
    • Pie-O-My + 3 Other Horses, Put down after being badly burned in a stable fire; Tony suspected Ralph Cifaretto who inadvertently admitted to starting the fire to pay for his son's operation and it led to Ralph's death. ("Whoever Did This") (February 2003)
    • Cosette, a maltese dog, accidentally sat on by Christopher Moltisanti when he was high on heroin. ("The Strong, Silent Type") (March 2003)
    • Wild rabbit shot by Artie Bucco for eating his arugula plants he grew using seeds imported from Italy: episode 607 "Luxury Lounge" (August 2006)
  • In every season, at least two major characters have been killed off.
  • Whenever major characters are to be murdered, David Chase tells the actors far in advance to prepare them for the scene.
  • The cast made it a tradition to take cast members who were killed off on the show to Il Cortile, a restaurant in Little Italy, Manhattan, for a farewell dinner.
  • The fact that any cast member could be killed off at any time was referred to as the "Big Pussy Rule" (coined by Steven R. Schirripa).
  • Joe Pantoliano knew in 2000 when he signed on to play the role of Ralph Cifaretto that he would only last two seasons and that his demise would not be a pretty one.
  • One common bond that ties each of the seasons together is the so-called "Aprile Curse", where during the season at least one member of the Aprile crew or family dies.
  • Of all the characters, Christopher had most brushes with death. He had at least one in each season until his eventual demise in part two of Season 6.
    • Season 1: The mock execution given on orders from Junior as punishment for his truck hijackings alongside Brendan Filone. (September 1998)
    • Season 2: In a bungled assassination attempt, Christopher was shot by Sean Gismonte and Matt Bevilaqua, which left him in a coma. (April 2000)
    • Season 3: Shot at by Jackie Aprile, Jr. during an attempted robbery of Eugene's card game. (January 2001)
    • Season 4: Car jacked and beaten up by a Latin gang while trying to purchase heroin. Tony told Chris later that his drug addiction could get him whacked (which turned out to be true). (March 2003)
    • Season 5: Almost murdered by Tony over the (untrue) rumor about Tony and Adriana having sexual relations behind his back. (April 2004)
    • Threatened by and on the lam from Phil Leotardo, because of Tony Soprano's reluctance to hand over Tony Blundetto to Phil for Billy Leotardo's murder. (November 2004)
    • Season 6a: Shot at while fleeing after robbing bikers of crates of wine - who in turn were robbing an establishment. (September 2006)
    • Season 6b: After a car accident caused by his drug taking which left him severely injured, Tony pinched Christopher's nostrils shut and covered his mouth, suffocating him on his own blood. (November 2007)
  • Tony had the second-most brushes with death until his own implied and likely demise in the final episode of the series.
    • "Fred Peters" AKA Fabien "Febby" Petrulio points a gun at Tony as he is escorting a drunk Meadow into the hotel during college visits. This is done after Petrulio correctly suspects that Tony is stalking him and planning to murder him for being an FBI informant.
    • Season 1: Shot in the ear by a hitman, during the hit on him ordered by Uncle Junior. (March 26 1999)
    • Season 3: Patsy pointed a gun at Tony, intending to kill him for murdering his brother, but reconsidered and urinated in the Sopranos' pool instead. (September 2000)
    • Season 4: Furio considered pushing a drunk Tony into a helicopter rotor blade, but changed his mind. (April 2003)
    • Season 6a: Shot and left in a coma by a senile Uncle Junior, who mistook Tony for his old enemy Pussy Malanga who has been dead for 6 or 7 years. (April 2006)

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