According to the Los Angeles Times, actor James Gandolfini has died at the age of 51 of a suspected heart attack. Gandolfini was born in 1961 and was best known for his role as mafia boss Tony Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos. Deadline has more of the story.
Actor James Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano on HBO's "The Sopranos," has died at age 51, HBO has confirmed.
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) June 19, 2013
BREAKING: HBO and James Gandolfini's managers say the actor famous for "The Sopranos" has died in Italy. -MM
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 20, 2013
We’re all in shock and feeling immeasurable sadness at the loss of a beloved member of our family. James Gandolfini was a special man, a great talent, but more importantly a gentle and loving person who treated everyone no matter their title or position with equal respect. He touched so many of us over the years with his humor, his warmth and his humility. Our hearts go out to his wife and children during this terrible time. He will be deeply missed by all of us.
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