The Tragic End of a Talented Actor: Frank Vallelonga Jr. Dies of Fentanyl and Cocaine Overdose

Actor Frank Vallelonga Jr.'s death ruled accidental due to combined effects of fentanyl and cocaine. Steven Smith charged with concealing body.

Actor Frank Vallelonga Jr., known for his role in “Green Book,” died due to a combined overdose of fentanyl and cocaine, confirmed by the NYC Medical Examiner’s Office. Vallelonga Jr.’s body was found in the Bronx and a man named Steven Smith has been charged with concealment of a human corpse in relation to Vallelonga’s death.

Vallelonga Jr. was the son of Frank Vallelonga Sr., a famous bouncer known as “Tony Lip” and “Green Book” followed his father’s journey as the bodyguard of African American pianist Don Shirley.