'Porky's Actor Dies at 64

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Tony Ganios

Actor Tony Ganios—known for his role in the 1981 film Porky's—is dead at age 64.

Ganios' fiancée, Amanda, told TMZ the actor died on Sunday, Feb. 18, at a New York hospital. Reportedly, he went to the hospital on Saturday, Feb. 17, where it was discovered he had a spinal cord infection. Ganio underwent surgery. However, he suffered a fatal heart attack the next day on his way to dialysis.

In the wake of his death, Amanda took to X (formerly Twitter) with a pair of tributes. "The last words we said to each other were 'I love you,'" she wrote alongside an old black-and-white photograph of Ganios . "Love is an understatement. You are everything to me. My heart, my soul and my best friend. #I love you #tonyganios."

"I love you so much, my love. I'm broken," she wrote in another X post, which featured a photo of her hand holding his.

Amanda also responded to one fan sending their condolences. "It's just unreal to me right now. It was so fast," she wrote. "He hadn't felt well and hid it from me for days. When he finally told me, and was taken to the hospital, his spinal cord was severely infected. They did surgery, next morning, his heart stopped. I'm crushed."

In Porky's, Ganios played Anthony "Meat" Tuperello, who attempted to lose his virginity at a brothel. The actor appeared in many other films during his career, including Rising Sun, Die Hard 2, The Wanderers, Back Roads and more.

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