Geno Silva, Actor Who Played Hitman The Skull in 'Scarface,' Dies at 72

May 18, 2020

Geno Silva, who played iconic hitman The Skull in the Brian De Palma classic "Scarface," has died, his family announced, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 72.

Silva died May 9 from frontotemporal degeneration, a form of dementia, at his Los Angles home, his family said.

Silva's character disposes of Al Pacino's Tony Montana character in the 1983 movie.

Throughout his career, Silva also appeared in "Zoot Suit" (1981), Steven Spielberg's "Amistad" and "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" (both 1997), David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive" (2001) and F. Gary Gray's "A Man Apart" (2003).

Silva is survived by his wife, Pamela, daughter Lucia, grandchildren Eva and Levon, and sister Elizabeth, among other family.

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