James Gandolfini, 51, dies in Italy

James Gandolfini

‘Sopranos’ star James Gandolfini died Wednesday while on vacation in Rome.

For nearly a decade Gandolfini, 51, portrayed mob boss Tony Soprano on HBO’s Emmy Award-winning drama “The Sopranos”. His cause of death is not yet known, but it’s believed he may have suffered a heart attack.

From the New York Times:

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…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…
…HBO said of Mr. Gandolfini in a statement on Wednesday, “He 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.”

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