NY Times: James Gandolfini Is Dead at 51; Tough-Talking Mob Boss in 'SOPRANOS'Submitted by emalvini on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 21:42
NY Times: James Gandolfini Is Dead at 51; Tough-Talking Mob Boss in 'SOPRANOS'
By DAVE ITZKOFF
Published: June 19, 2013
James Gandolfini, the Emmy Award-winning actor who shot to fame on the HBO drama “The Sopranos” as Tony Soprano, a tough-talking, hard-living crime boss with a stolid exterior but a rich interior life, died on Wednesday. He was 51.
Mr. Gandolfini’s death was confirmed by HBO. He was traveling in Rome, where he was on vacation and was scheduled to attend the Taormina Film Fest. The cause was not immediately announced; an HBO press representative said that Mr. Gandolfini may have had a heart attack, although other news reports said he had a stroke.