Abe Vigoda is dead. He is no more. He's ceased to be. He's joined the choir invisible.
I learned about his death from Keith who pointed out that the site IsAbeVigodaDead.com was almost instantly updated (same with AbeVigoda.com). Vigoda was known for basically three things - playing Sal Tessio from The Godfather, Detective Fish from Barney Miller and for not being dead. Now he'll just be remembered for being Sal Tessio and Detective Fish.
When I think about Abe Vigoda - this episode of Barney Miller always comes to mind.
I was almost convinced that Abe Vigoda was immortal.