Geno Silva, famous for his role in ‘Scarface’, dies at age 72

Geno Silva, famous for his role in ‘Scarface’, dies at age 72

- Hollywood veteran actor Geno Silva has died at 72

- Silva lost his life to complications from dementia

- The veteran actor is known for his role in the popular 1983 movie 'Scarface'

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The Hollywood industry is currently mourning the death of one of its veteran entertainers.

The industry recently lost Geno Silva, the actor who is best known for playing the role of a silent assassin called The Skull in the 1983 movie, Scarface.

It was reported that Silva lost his life at the age of 72 to complications from dementia.

According to Medical News Today, dementia is a collective term used to describe various symptoms of cognitive declines, such as forgetfulness. It is a symptom of several underlying diseases and brain disorders.

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The veteran actor was said to have died in his Los Angeles home on Saturday.

In his decades of acting, Silva featured in many films including Zoot Suit in 1981, Tequila Sunrise in 1988, Amistad, and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, which was both released in 1997, Mulholland Drive in 2001 and A Man Apart in 2003, however, his most memorable film remains Scarface.

The actor is survived by his wife, Pamela, his daughter Lucia and two grandchildren, Eva and Levon Redman.

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Meanwhile, reported that reports have confirmed that Nkanyiso Mngwengwe has passed away. The former Lamontville Golden Arrows captain collapsed at his house on Monday morning, according to the club.

The 30-year-old passed away in the early hours of morning. Nkanyiso made his debut for Arrows in August 2013 and went on to play more than 140 matches for the club.

According to, the chairperson of the club, Mato Madlala, expressed sadness at the sudden loss. She said that she will remember him as a player who was always ready to fight for the team. She extended condolences to the family for their loss. Social media users also expressed their thoughts to the late man and his family.

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