R.I.P. James Gandolfini (1961–2013)

James Gandolfini in The Sopranos

Sad news from the world of Hollywood, as “The Sopranos” star James Gandolfini passed away today at the still-too-young age of 51.

The man who gave us mobster Tony Soprano on HBO’s critically acclaimed “The Sopranos”, easily one of the best shows in the history of TV, passed away while in Italy, where the actor was reportedly scheduled to attend the Taormina Film Festival. He died of a heart attack.

Not a whole lot to say about this except that he passed away way too young, and that is one prodigious talent that will be sorely missed.

After “The Sopranos” wrapped in 2007, Gandolfini has gone on to star in movies, including “The Taking of Pelham 123″, “Killing Them Softly”, and more recently “Zero Dark Thirty”. He recently shot “Animal Rescue” with Tom Hardy, and has the teen hitman drama “Violet & Daisy” set for this year.

R.I.P. James Gandolfini (1961–2013)



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  • Brent McKnight

    Man, that’s crazy. He was super young.

    • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

      he was really young. it came out of the blue, but he really was a walking heart attack. In the Sopranos, a lot of his scenes, he was wheezing his way through them, especially the later episodes.

  • LL COOL NATE

    I’m in shock right now. I watched literally every single episode of ‘The Sopranos’ I was hooked. This is quite unexpected. What a loss….a very sad time.

    • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

      he had this charm and then utter menace that he brought to the character that no one else could have done.