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NY Times: James Gandolfini Is Dead at 51; Tough-Talking Mob Boss in 'SOPRANOS'

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.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/20/arts/television/james-gand...

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SteveMT's picture

First, Michael Hastings, and now this. Sad.

I never knew what a 'bust out' was until the Soprano's came along. James Gandolfini was the quintessential "goombah."

shocked

you know how some deaths just go by---"yeah he died"

but then some just shock you to the core,,,, and you keep telling yourself---"he's dead,,, he's dead" but you can't believe it,,, take it in as true,,,, "no he can't be"

this is one of those "shaken to the bone" deaths for me

I expect bob barker, bush sr. partying actors, athletes,,, maybe even aa snowden death,,,,, but not ole tony soprano

Does anyone remember

What his birthday present was every year?

Michael Nystrom's picture

Never watched it

What was it?

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.
ecorob's picture

Our condolences...

are with his family.

RIP

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Tony Soprano

Hie death in the final episode of The Sopranos was portrayed brilliantly.

"pace all'anima sua"

"pace all'anima sua" - In Italian: God rest his soul