This is a terribly sad story.
Denise Borino-Quinn, who landed a role on The Sopranos with zero acting experience, has died at 46.
The former Sopranos actress had battled with liver cancer for a long time, and she died on Wednesday, six months after the death of her husband, Luke Quinn Jr.
Borino-Quinn was hired for the show after attending a casting call, and having never acted before.
Here's what Denise said about it in a 2009 interview:
"I had no intention of going to the open audition, and that was only because it was advertised all over the newspapers and radio, and I knew it was gonna be totally nuts. But my best friend, Maria Galasso, actually talked me into going and to this day, I’m so glad that she did! … To this day, I still can’t believe this happened to me."
Our thoughts go out to Denise's family and friends! She will be missed.
[Image via WENN.]