It’s with tremendous sadness that we learned of the passing of Marcello Perracchio, the magnificent Sicilian character actor who played Doc Pasquano in all 30 Detective Montalbano movies. He brought a great humanity to his portrayal of the overworked coroner, making his scenes with sparring partner Montalbano one of the highlights of the series. He gave a candid interview to MHz Choice on the Montalbano set in 2012 about the series, his career and Sicily. 

Godspeed, Marcello. You will be sorely missed.

Marcelllo Perracchio, 1938-2017.

Marcello Perracchio with MHz Choice producer Susan Strand in 2012. Photo credit, Chris Arth