The founder of Oscar’s Pizza and well-known face across Kings Langley, Antonio Russo, has sadly passed away after a long-term battle with a brain tumour.
The restaurant founder, and artist, who produced loud, posturing artwork passed away on Wednesday, June 15.
In February 2019, Russo was diagnosed with a glioblastoma grade 4, more commonly referred to as a brain tumour.
Antonio stayed positive throughout his cancer treatment, using his ‘Stony’ artwork to raise money for causes such as The Brain Tumour Charity.
A statement posted on Oscar’s Pizza website reads: “It is with great sadness that we announce today the passing of Tony our founder.
“After a brave and stubborn fight against a brain tumour, he passed away early this morning [June 15].
“We, his family, friends and staff, would ask for your understanding at this very difficult time, in the meantime, the restaurant will be closed for two days, as a mark of respect, and will open again on Friday, June 17. We are contacting all booked customers to advise them.”