This is one of those entries we wish we'd never have to post. From the New York Daily News:

Arturo Giunta, whose Greenwich Village coal oven has been cooking up pizzas at Arturo's for nearly five decades, has died. He was 79.

The Manhattan native died Wednesday night at Beth Israel Hospital, a month after breaking his arm and developing an infection that led to kidney failure, said his daughter-in-law, Carol Giunta. A World War II Army sergeant wounded twice battling the Nazis, Giunta founded Arturo's pizzeria in 1957.

Our condolences to Mr. Giunta's family and friends.

Iconic pizza chef Arturo Giunta dies

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