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Geno Silva dead – Scarface and The Lost World: Jurassic Park actor dies aged 72 after dementia battle

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Veteran actor Geno Silva, best known for his role in Scarface, has died at the age of 72, following a battle with dementia. 

Silva passed away on May 9 at his home in Los Angeles of complications from frontotemporal degeneration, a form of dementia, his family announced.

Silva is famous for his role as The Skull, the brooding killer that guns down Tony Montana in the classic flick.

Geno Silva dead – Scarface and The Lost World: Jurassic Park actor dies aged 72 after dementia battle
Geno Silva dead – Scarface and The Lost World: Jurassic Park actor dies aged 72 after dementia battle

Besides that unforgettable appearance in Scarface, Silva also featured in David Lynch’s critically acclaimed neo-noir Mulholland Drive (2001) starring Naomi Watts.

Other blockbuster movies that he starred in during his four decade long career include Steven Spielberg’s Amistad (1997) and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) as well as A Man Apart (2003) from F. Gary Gray, 1941 (1979) and Tequila Sunrise (1988).

On television, he was a regular on the 1993 Fox drama Key West and appeared on episodes of Hill Street Blues; Miami Vice; Walker, Texas Ranger; Star Trek: Enterprise; and Alias.

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

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