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Anthony of iconic Prince spaghetti commercial dies

The Massachusetts man who as a 12-year-old young man appeared in an iconic television commercial for Prince spaghetti running your way through the streets of Boston’s Italian North End has died

BOSTON — The Ma man who being a 12-year-old boy appeared in an iconic television profitable for Prince spaghetti running through the streets of Boston’s Italian West End has died.

The death of Anthony Martignetti experienced been announced on Facebook on Monday by or perhaps brother Andy. He was 63.

“It is with a definite heavy and hurting heart that we announce to our relatives and buddies your our brother Anthony J. Martignetti passed away suddenly in his uninterrupted sleep last night, ” Andy Martignetti wrote. “None of us have acknowledged this yet and I don’t know when we will. RIP small amount of brother, till we meet again, Enjoy you. ”

The several 1969 commercial featured a woman — not Martignetti’s real mother — leaning out a tenement window and shouting “Anthony! Anthony! ”

The commercial that ran nationally for 13 years cut to be able to the young boy, who had moved to the U. S. since Italy just three years prior, sprinting through the city streets, appropriate he burst panting through the front door.

“I all the time understood that it was bigger than me, that I had a real responsibility to preserve what that commercial meant to people, ” Martignetti told The Boston Globe last year. “I knew that if Document got into trouble, little Anthony from the spaghetti commercial would indeed be all over the paper. ”

Martignetti later worked very a court officer in Dedham and occupied Boston’s West Roxbury area.

He is survived by his parents, wife, son, a pair of brothers and a sister.

A wake is planned pertaining to Thursday with a funeral Mass and burial scheduled for Friday.