Frank Pesce, ‘Top Gun’ and ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Actor,’ Dies at 75

Frank Pesce, a character actor whose many credits include “Top Gun,” “Beverly Hills Cop” and “Midnight Run,” has died of complications from dementia, his girlfriend, Tammy Scher confirmed to TheWrap on Wednesday.

He was 75.“It’s very sad.

He was loved by so many and had more friends than anyone I’ve ever known in my life.

He was larger than life,” she said.Pesce was in a hospital for the final three weeks of his life.

He died Feb.

6.“We walked into his room and everyone knew his name,” Scher said.Pesce was born in New York in 1946 and began as an extra in “The Godfather Part II,” he told the Los Angeles Times in 1991.

He was also a stand-in for Robert DeNiro in “Taxi Driver” and Frank Sinatra in “The First Deadly Sin.”He had a small part in the first “Rocky” movie and formed a lifelong friendship with Sylvester Stallone.

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