Abe Vigoda, beloved character actor, has died at age 94


Character actor Abe Vigoda, whose expressive, world-weary face made him ideal for playing over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series "Barney Miller" and the doomed Mafia soldier in "The Godfather," died Tuesday at age 94. Vigoda was a beloved friend of TODAY and we joked with him, was an age-progressed doppelganger for TODAY’s Matt Lauer.