Rick Aiello of ‘Do the Right Thing’, son of Danny Aiello who dies at 63

Rick, the son of actor Danny Aiello, has died from a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 63 years old.

Her mother, Sandy, confirmed the news to TMZ.

Rick died Monday evening at a hospital in Warwick, New Jersey, she said, where he was surrounded by friends and family during his final hours. He battled the disease for over a year and a half. Rick’s brother, Danny Aiello III, also died of pancreatic cancer in 2010.

Rick was an actor in his own right and starred in films such as “Remedy” and “29th Street”. He even starred with his father in Spike Lee’s 1989 movie “Do The Right Thing”.

He has also played roles in shows such as “Law & Order”, “Sex and the City” and “Jungle Fever”.

Rick is survived by his wife, Arlene Urichich, and their two children.


Danny died in December 2019 at age 86 in a New Jersey hospital, where he was being treated for an injection-related infection.

At the time of Danny’s death, Lee, 64, paid tribute to him on social media. The famous director wrote: “My heart is broken. I just found out my brother DANNY AIELLO made his transition last night. Danny, we made movie history with DOING THE RIGHT THING. May you rest in paradise. “

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