Paul Castellano waited too long to settle the matters surrounding John Gotti's drugdealing crew. On December 16, 1985 Castellano and his Underboss Thomas Bilotti pulled up in front of Manhattan's Sparks Steak House for a meeting with fellow mobsters. A hit team was waiting and killed both men in front of the restaurant. Following Castellano's murder John Gotti became boss of the Gambino Family. Just as he planned.