The cast of The Sopranos has honored Tony Sirico, who played the threatening, faithful Paulie "Pecans"

The cast of The Sopranos has honored Tony Sirico, who played the threatening, faithful Paulie "Pecans"

 Gualtieri in the exemplary HBO series. The entertainer kicked the bucket today at 79.

Michael Imperioli, who played Christopher Moltisanti, referred to him as "genuinely indispensable."

Imperioli and Sirico featured together in one of the most widely praised episodes of the criminal show - "Pine Barrens"

when their characters lose all sense of direction in the freezing snow in the forest, attempting to pursue down a Russian mobster who they thought they'd previously killed.

The Sopranos maker David Chase considered Sirico a "gem". "The manner in which Buddhists allude to a gem

extraordinary and an expert. Yet, positively not a Zen ace. He was so loud, so interesting, so capable.

I'm exceptionally glad for him that in his mid-fifties and sixties he at long last figured out how capable and cherished he was.

I was simply contemplating him yesterday, surprisingly, and was reminded that he was a fundamental justification behind the progress of The Sopranos