Molinaro’s son, Michael, confirmed that his father had passed away at a hospital in Wisconsin. He died after suffering complications arising from several gall stones which he chose not to remove due to his age, according to reports.
Molinaro featured in over 140 episodes of Happy Days, playing the owner of Arnold’s Drive-In – the Fonz’s favourite hangout. He also appeared in the classic TV series’ spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi.
He is survived by his second wife, Betty, his son Michael, and three grandchildren.