The French Connection actor Tony Lo Bianco dead at 87: Star was also in The Honeymoon Killers and worked with Richard Gere and Demi Moore

The French Connection actor Tony Lo Bianco has died at the age of 87.

Lo Bianco passed away after a long battle with cancer, his family shared on Wednesday.

‘Tony Lo Bianco passed away last night at his horse farm in Maryland after a battle with prostate cancer. His wife, Alyse, was by his side. Tony was 87 years old,’ a statement from Lo Bianco’s representative shared.

He had a long and varied career that included movies, hit TV shows and theater. 

Another one of his big hit films was the 1970 crime drama The Honeymoon Killers with costar Shirley Stoler. 

The French Connection actor Tony Lo Bianco has died at the age of 87. Lo Bianco passed away after a long battle with cancer, his family shared on Wednesday

'Tony Lo Bianco passed away last night at his horse farm in Maryland after a battle with prostate cancer. His wife, Alyse, was by his side. Tony was 87 years old,' a statement from Lo Bianco’s representative said. Seen in 2016

‘Tony Lo Bianco passed away last night at his horse farm in Maryland after a battle with prostate cancer. His wife, Alyse, was by his side. Tony was 87 years old,’ a statement from Lo Bianco’s representative said. Seen in 2016

And Tony was in 1978’s Bloodbrothers with Richard Gere and 1996’s The Juror with Demi Moore.

He was also known for science fiction horror God Told Me To, City Heat and Kill The Irishman.

The TV series he worked on were Get Smart, The Streets Of San Francisco, The Twilight Zone, Law & Order and Murder, She Wrote.

He was born Anthony LoBianco in Brooklyn, New York, and was a boxer before he started acting in the mid 1960s.

Roy Scheider seen with Lo Bianco on The French Connection in 1971

Roy Scheider seen with Lo Bianco on The French Connection in 1971

Tony seen here center on the TV series Law & Order

Tony seen here center on the TV series Law & Order

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