'The Sopranos' actor and Broadway star Robert LuPone dead at 76

The Manhattan Class Company (MCC) Theater, which LuPone co-founded, confirmed his death after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

The Manhattan Class Company (MCC) Theater, which LuPone co-founded, confirmed his death after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

The actor was the brother of theater legend Patti LuPone. 

MCC Theater shared a statement on their website, as LuPone’s co-founders Bernard Tesley and Will Canter honored the late actor.

"MCC founding Co-Artistic Director Bob LuPone passed away Saturday, August 27 after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia, his son Orlando, sister Patti, and brother William. He is also survived by the profound impact he had on us," Tesley and Canter wrote.

"Bob was a force, an advocate, complex in the richest ways, overflowing with a youthful enthusiasm, and deeply wise as he looked into our souls.

He was our best friend. It is hard to believe that we will never sit down with him again and say, ‘Let’s talk.’"