by Becca London
The daughter of Sopranos actor John Ventimiglia has died at the age of 25, his family have confirmed, just three months after she welcomed her baby girl, Shiloh.
Odele Ventimiglia passed away on January 12th, though her cause of death is unknown.
Her mother, Belinda Cape, confirmed the news in a Facebook post saying the family have been left ‘heartbroken’ by the tragic news.
The post read: ‘Heartbroken to have to post our darling Odele’s funeral notice. Her sister Lucinda and I have been overwhelmed by the messages of support and love we have received, and your remembrances of how cherished Odele was to so many.’
She added: ‘Odele was greatly loved, and leaves a huge hole in our lives.’
Odele’s sister Lucinda also paid tribute in an emotional Instagram post, with a caption that read: ‘Words will never be enough to express the grief we are all feeling. I loved my little sister a lot and I will spend the rest of my life searching for her in everything.
‘My family and i are so grateful for all the care and support we have been receiving during this impossible time. it has never been more clear how much she meant to so many people.’
Her funeral service was held at the Old First Reformed Church in Brooklyn, New York.
According to her mother and sister’s Instagram accounts, Odele had just given birth in early November, 2022, at Mount Sinai Maternity Ward.
Her father is best known for starring as Artie Bucco in the HBO television series The Sopranos from 1999 to 2007.
His character, who was childhood friends with mobster Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini), ran the Vesuvio Restaurant.
‘Deepest Love and Condolences,’ the couple wrote, alongside their donation.
He has yet to post a tribute to social media, but did comment under Lucinda’s post: ‘Love this picture. Thank you Lucinda.’
“my family and i are so grateful for all the care and support we have been receiving during this impossible time,” she continued. “it has never been more clear how much she meant to so many people.”
Odele’s cause of death has not been shared..