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'The Capones' cast member dies after battle with cancer

Published: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 6:27 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 9:07 a.m. CDT
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"The Capones," starring Dominic Capone (center), owner of Capone's Restaurant & Pizzeria in Lombard and great-nephew of iconic gangster Al Capone, airs on REELZ TV.

Madeline Santarelli, 35, "The Capones" cast member and Elmwood Park resident, died Monday due to stage 4 liver and lung cancer, according to media reports.

"The Capones," a reality TV show that premiered Jan. 28, stars Dominic Capone, co-owner of Capone's Restaurant and Pizzeria in Lombard. Dominic Capone claims to be the great-nephew of iconic gangster Al Capone.

Santarelli was diagnosed in November, according to media reports.

Santarelli, who was Dominic Capone's long-time friend and possible ex-girlfriend, was hired at the restaurant on the show's first episode, according to reports.

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