Gigi Cestone
Gigi Cestone
Full Name Gianluigi/Luigi Cestone
Aliases Gigi
Nationality Italian-American
Home Boston, Massachusetts
Gender Male
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Political Information
Rank Capo
Behind the Scenes
First Appearance "Guy Walks into a Psychiatrist's Office..."
Final Appearance "He Is Risen" (Dies of heart attack)

"...To Save Us All from Satan's Power" (Flashback)
"The Test Dream" (Flashback)

Portrayed By John Fiore
Episode Count 13

Gigi Cestone was a former capo in Tony Soprano's crew. Cestone's first name is never mentioned, although "Gigi" is a derivation of the names "Gianluigi" and "Luigi." A former soldier in the Junior Soprano crew, Gigi defected to Tony Soprano's crew in 2000 following the execution of Philly Parisi (the acting capo of Junior's crew while Junior was incarcerated). The hit was ordered by Tony as revenge for Philly spreading rumors about Tony's mother with regards to Tony and Junior's feud. Gigi was picked up by Philly from the airport, and Philly drove him home. Before exiting the car, Gigi shot Philly twice in the head and, deafened by his own gunshots, made off in another vehicle being driven by Paulie Gualtieri. Gigi was quickly made part of the inner circle of Tony's crew, unlike fellow new member Patsy Parisi. Gigi faced some awkward moments around Patsy as the latter expressed his grief over the loss of his twin brother Philly.

Gigi made a final transition in the fall of 2000 when he was granted the role of capo over the Aprile crew, following Richie Aprile's "disappearance" making him the only made guy in the Soprano crime family to serve in three different crews. He wasn't well received by most of his new crew (Donny K, Vito Spatafore, and Eugene Pontecorvo). Ralph Cifaretto took every opportunity to make his life difficult as he had hoped to receive the promotion himself and, Cestone showed clear dislike of Cifaretto. It was also Gigi's idea to have Bobby Bacala, Sr. perform the hit on Mustang Sally, in the episode, "Another Toothpick"; though Tony backs him up on this, both Junior and Ralph feel this shows questionable judgment on Gigi's part.

In a flashback scene in the episode, "...To Save Us All From Satan's Power", Gigi accompanied Junior to a sit-down with acting boss, Jackie Aprile, Sr., in 1995 following Junior's hijackings of Jackie's trucks.

Gigi died in the episode "He Is Risen", from the undue stress of putting his children through college and trying to control a resentful and recalcitrant Ralphie. He suffered a fatal heart attack while constipated on the toilet in his social club. His crew found his body and called an ambulance but he was dead on arrival. Ralph was subsequently made captain of Gigi's old crew.


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