John M. Riggi


Age: 90

Summary: convicted leader of a New York crime family that was long believed to be the model for The Sopranos who was a longtime business agent for Local 394 of the Laborers International Union of North America, but law enforcement officials said he was also a leader of the DeCavalcante crime family for years and who served prison time for extortion, murder, and other charges, in which Sopranos creator David Chase has said he drew inspiration for the HBO show partly from crime families including the DeCavalcantes.

Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes

Born: February 1, 1925

Died: August 3, 2015

Edison, New Jersey