'The Sopranos' Actor James Gandolfini Passes Away At 51. Hollywood Mourns His Death [Video]


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James Gandolfini, probably best known for his role as New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano in the HBO series The Sopranos, passed away Wednesday June 19th in Italy.


In addition his his role on The Sopranos, Gandolfini had many scene stealing roles in movies like Fallen, True Romance, 8MM, Killing Them Softly, Zero Dark Thirty and many more.



The actor was on vacation in Italy with his teen son, Michael, when he suffered a heart attack in his hotel bathroom. His son found him and alerted hotel staff. Gandolfini was rushed to Policlinico Umberto I hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was 51-years old.


As news of his death spread many in the entertainment world expressed their condolences via social media.







He was a genius. Anyone who saw him even in the smallest of his performances knows that, I remember telling him many times, ‘You don’t get it. You’re like Mozart," said The Sopranos creator David Chase.

R.I.P. James Gandolfini, you will be truly missed.

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Comment by Homerohustla on June 22, 2013 at 9:02am
Comment by Gutta on June 21, 2013 at 8:36am
Comment by fckweezyandbirdman on June 20, 2013 at 8:07pm
R.I.P Jimmy
Comment by Joel Ortiz on June 20, 2013 at 5:14pm
Damn rip
Comment by paul on June 20, 2013 at 3:25pm
Comment by Pace Brown on June 20, 2013 at 12:34pm
RIP to a legend, real dude!! Jerseys Finest
Comment by unitg on June 20, 2013 at 12:28pm
R.I.P big tony
Comment by Varo Makaveli on June 20, 2013 at 12:26pm
Comment by CHRIS...UK...POW on June 20, 2013 at 12:05pm
RIP James.
Comment by Craig on June 20, 2013 at 11:26am

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