Thomas Desimone’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 24, 1950

Death Date

January 14, 1979

Age of Death

28 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

New York, New York, United States



The criminal Thomas Desimone died at the age of 28. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Sicilian gangster nicknamed “Two-Gun Tommy” known for his association with New York’s Lucchese crime family. He is believed to have been one of the perpetrators of the 1978 “Lufthansa heist,” which at the time was the largest robbery in U.S. history.

He began working for the so-called “Vario Crew” in 1965, becoming involved in vehicle theft and extortion plots among other crimes.

He was infamous for his violent temper. During dart games, he would throw darts at fellow players if he started losing.

He married Angelica “Cookie” Spione but had affairs with many women, including Theresa Ferrara, who would eventually become an informant for the FBI.

He is the basis for Joe Pesci’s psychopathic character in the classic gangster film “Goodfellas.”