No parent wants to have to experience the loss of their child. Sadly, “Soprano’s” actor John Ventimiglia, who played Artie Bucco on the series, is mourning his 25-year-old daughter, Odele. A cause of death has not been shared, but her mother, Belinda Cape, announced her death on social media sharing that she died on January 12, 2023.
In a Facebook post, Belinda wrote, “Heartbroken to have to post our darling Odele’s funeral notice.” She continued, “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. Odele was greatly loved, and leaves a huge hole in our lives.”
Odele is survived by her father, mother, sister Lucinda and daughter, Shiloh, who is just a baby. Shiloh was born in November 2022. Her family has set up a GoFundMe on Shiloh’s behalf to help pay for her “future education costs.” The fundraiser has already surpassed its $50,000 goal and is currently up to $57,000.
Odele’s sister, Lucinda, also posted a tribute on social media. She shared multiple photos on Instagram and wrote, “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.”
Odele’s funeral was held on January 26, 2023, in Brooklyn.