Danny Aiello’s son Rick dead at 63 after pancreatic cancer battle

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Actor Danny Aiello’s son Rick has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 63.

His mother, Sandy, confirmed the news to TMZ.

Rick died Monday evening at a hospital in Warwick, New Jersey, she said, where he was surrounded by friends and family during his final hours. He battled the disease for over a year and a half. Rick’s brother, Danny Aiello III, also died of pancreatic cancer in 2010.

Rick was an actor in his own right and starred in films such as “Remedy” and “29th Street.” He even starred with his dad in Spike Lee’s 1989 film, “Do The Right Thing.”

He also had roles in shows like “Law & Order,” “Sex and the City” and “Jungle Fever.”

Rick is survived by his wife, Arlene Urichich, and their two kids.

Danny died in December 2019 at the age of 86 at a New Jersey hospital, where he was being treated for an infection related to an injection.

At the time of Danny’s death, Lee, 64, shared a tribute to him on social media. The famed director wrote, “I’m 💜 Broken. Just Found Out My Brother DANNY AIELLO Made His Transition Last Night. Danny, We Made Cinema History Together With DO THE RIGHT THING. May You Rest In PARADISE.”

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