Frank Tartaglia, a well-known filmmaker from South Philadelphia, recently passed away at the age of 45. The announcement follows the showing of his most recent photo at the Philadelphia Film Festival. On November 24, 2022, the Pennsylvania Burial Company announced his death, and his followers expressed their grief. He died in his sleep, despite the fact that the cause of death was not disclosed. His relatives reported that he was in great shape and that he was working on his next film.
Tartaglia’s enthusiasm, according to Peter Pelullo, co-owner of Ric Rac, which was also co-owned by Tartaglia, was unparalleled. James Doolittle, a film producer, respected him and commented:
“He was a Dickens character from South Philly, full of funny self-awareness and a never-ending gift for amplifying the creative spark of hundreds of dreamers who wandered in and out of Connie’s Ric Rac over the years.”
Joseph, Frank’s brother, died of brain cancer in 2013. He was then 44 years old.
Frank Tartaglia’s death sparked a new discussion about the Covid-19 vaccination.
Although Frank Tartaglia died in his sleep, his death caused public alarm about the possible side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine. The lack of a precise reason revealed the problem. After Tartaglia died abruptly, many were suspicious. Frank’s family acknowledged that he was healthy, which raised concerns among netizens, the majority of whom questioned the potential adverse effects of the vaccine. Tartaglia’s family, on the other hand, has yet to issue a comment on the subject and additional information is still expected.
45 years dies suddenly and unexpectedly. Time to talk about the obvious.https://t.co/un0yMCinhB
— Lou Grant (@TheCriticsSay) November 30, 2022
Philly filmmaker dies ‘suddenly in his sleep’ at age 45 on Thanksgiving; Frank Tartaglia was in ‘good health’, the family says https://t.co/GyDvrMD93r
— I am your blueberry (@kjplais) December 1, 2022
Frank Tartaglia was a writer, humorist, painter and singer-songwriter.
Frank Tartaglia was best known as a director, but he also co-owned Connie’s Ric Rac club with his brother Joseph and Peter Pelullo. Ric Rac was a gift from their father to Frank and Joseph, but closed last year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Born in 1977, he enrolled in Bob Antonelli’s dance school where he learned lip sync. At the age of 11, he won HBO’s Young Young Comedians Contest and performed on Caroline’s Comedy Club. Tartaglia was also the 14-year winner of America’s Funniest People.
He eventually moved to New York and teamed up with a friend on an MTV series called Squirt TV when he was just 16 years old. Tartaglia eventually joined the program as a co-host and wrote another episode in 1995, Idiot Savants. Frank Tartaglia rose to prominence after appearing on such programs as Freaktown in Philadelphia and Payback Time in New York. He was 20 years old when he wrote, directed and starred in Punctuality, a 1997 film. In 1998, he joined SVA and worked on a video series and a British programme.
Tartaglia worked as associate editor on the 2001 documentary Supersize Me and produced several episodes between 2002 and 2004. In 2005, he opened a theater in Philadelphia and joined the band The Discount Heroes. Tartaglia was a member of The Sixth Borough and the Comedy Improv Group Ninjas. Frank first arrived in Hollywood in 2014, working for Rogue Atlas Productions and Super Jacket Productions, creating several TV series. Tartaglia’s relatives are still alive. In all those years he had never said much about his personal life.