Bontatibus surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Bontatibus is best known for his portrayal of Tony Viscardi on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless from 1998-2000. The character married Megan Dennison on his deathbed in 2000.
He later appeared on ABC's General Hospital as Andy Capelli, a detective for the Port Charles Police Department who shot Officer Brian Beck and framed Jason Morgan. The character was later killed by Jason Morgan in self-defense.
In 2008, Bontatibus played Rob McCullough in eight episodes of NBC's Days of our Lives.
Bontatibus was the ex-husband of Marnie Saitta, the current casting director of Days of our Lives.
The family would like express their gratitude to the fans for the love and support they have shown for Bontatibus during this time.