Richmond Times-Dispatch - - WEATHER DESK -

Ac­tor Joe Pan­to­liano, known for his roles in movies and in HBO’s “So­pra­nos,” is re­cov­er­ing at his Con­necti­cut home af­ter be­ing struck by a car while walk­ing.

Pan­to­liano’s agent told Va­ri­ety the 68-year-old ac­tor was walk­ing near his ru­ral home in Wilton when two nearby cars crashed into each other. The col­li­sion sent one of the cars slid­ing down the as­phalt, where it col­lided with Pan­to­liano and knocked him to the ground.

The im­pact left him with a gash on his head and other in­juries. His agent told Va­ri­ety that Pan­to­liano was taken to a hos­pi­tal.

A post on In­sta­gram showed Pan­to­liano with stitches in his head and giv­ing a thumbs-up sign. It read, “Joey is home re­cov­er­ing. He has a se­vere head in­jury and some chest trauma.”

Pan­to­liano played mob­ster Ralph Ci­faretto on the HBO se­ries and has ap­peared in “The Ma­trix” and other films in­clud­ing “Bad Boys,” “Risky Busi­ness,” “The Fugi­tive” and “Mid­night Run.”

The Moun­tain is at the top of the dead­lift world.

“Game of Thrones” ac­tor Hafthor Bjorns­son, who played Gregor “The Moun­tain” Cle­gane in the HBO se­ries, set a dead­lift world record by lift­ing 1,104 pounds on Satur­day.

Bjorns­son, 31, the 2018 World’s Strong­est Man, made the suc­cess­ful at­tempt at Thor’s Power Gym in his na­tive Ice­land.

English­man Ed­die Hall set the pre­vi­ous record, 1,102 pounds, in 2016 at the World Dead­lift Cham­pi­onships.

Gil Schwartz, 68, the long­time CBS com­mu­ni­ca­tions ex­ec­u­tive who wrote hu­mor­ous nov­els and col­umns un­der the pen name Stan­ley Bing, has died.

CBS rep­re­sen­ta­tives said Sun­day that Schwartz died Satur­day at his home in Santa Mon­ica, Calif. His death was un­ex­pected but due to nat­u­ral causes.

Schwartz is sur­vived by his wife, Laura Svienty; two chil­dren; two stepchil­dren; and two grand­chil­dren.


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