Frank Tartaglia, a well-known South Philadelphia filmmaker, died recently at the age of 45. The announcement follows the screening of his most recent picture at the Philadelphia Film Festival. On November 24, 2022, the Pennsylvania Burial Company announced his death, and his followers expressed their sorrow. He died in his sleep, despite the fact that the cause of death was not divulged. His relatives reported that he was in excellent condition 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 unlike any other. James Doolittle, a film producer, paid respect to him and commented,
“He was a Dickens character from out of South Philly, full of droll self-awareness and a never-ending gift for helping to enhance the creative spark of hundreds of dreamers who strolled in and out of Connie’s Ric Rac throughout the years.”
Joseph, Frank’s brother, died of brain cancer in 2013. At the time, he was 44 years old.
The death of Frank Tartaglia sparked yet another discussion about the Covid-19 vaccination.
Although Frank Tartaglia died in his sleep, his death sparked public alarm about the COVID-19 vaccine’s potential side effects. The absence of a precise reason brought the problem to light. After Tartaglia died abruptly, many were suspicious. Frank’s family acknowledged that he was healthy, which aroused worries among netizens, the majority of whom questioned the vaccine’s potential adverse effects. Tartaglia’s family, on the other hand, has yet to publish a remark on the topic, and additional information is still anticipated.
45 years old 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 had been in ‘good health,’ family says https://t.co/GyDvrMD93r
— I’m your huckleberry (@kjplais) December 1, 2022
Frank Tartaglia was a writer, humorist, painter, and singer-songwriter.
Frank Tartaglia was most known as a director, but he also co-owned Connie’s Ric Rac club with his brother Joseph and Peter Pelullo. Ric Rac was given to Frank and Joseph by their father as a present, however, it was closed down last year because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Born in 1977, he enrolled at Bob Antonelli’s dancing school, where he learned to lip-sync. At the age of 11, he won HBO’s Young Young Comedians Contest and performed at Caroline’s Comedy Club. Tartaglia was also the 14-year-old winner of America’s Funniest People.
He eventually relocated to New York and collaborated with a buddy on an MTV series called Squirt TV when he was just 16 years old. Tartaglia ultimately joined the program as a co-host and wrote another episode, Idiot Savants, in 1995. Frank Tartaglia rose to prominence after appearing on programs such 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 program.
Tartaglia worked as an associate editor on the 2001 documentary Supersize Me and produced a number of 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, where he worked for Rogue Atlas Productions and Super Jacket Productions, where he created various TV series. Tartaglia’s family members are still alive. In all these years, he had never said much about his personal life.