Tony Musante

Tony Musante, who played Nino Chibette on Oz, died Tuesday in New York City, The Los Angeles Times reports. He was 77.

Musante died from complications following heart surgery.

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In addition to Oz, Musante starred as the titular detective on Toma, acted alongside Martin Sheen inThe Incident and starred opposite Meryl Streep in a 1976 theatrical production of 27 Wagons Full of Cotton. He also received an Emmy nomination for his guest-starring role in a 1975 episode ofMedical Story.

Musante is survived by his wife Jane Sparkes Musante, whom he married in 1962.