Actor James Gandolfini who is known by many as mob boss Tony Soprano from the HBO series The Sopranos passed away from a suspected heart attack while in Italy. The 51 year old Gandolfini was on Holiday when he suddenly passed away. Many mafia movie enthusiasts and mob followers will forever remember Gandolfini for his portrayal of Tony Soprano on the Emmy award winning seminal series. Gandolfini was a phenomenal actor and from all accounts a loving family man and friend to many. He also played other great roles besides that of Tony Soprano in movies such as True Romance, Zero Dark Thirty, and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. He was also set to top line a new HBO series called Criminal Justice.
“James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano”
HBO released a statement saying “He was a great talent, a special man, but even more importantly a loving and gentle person who treated everyone the same no matter their title or position. We are all in shock and everyone at HBO feels immeasurable sadness at the loss of a member of their family as he touched so many us them there over the years”. Many of those involved in The Sopranos including David chase the creator of the show along with fellow actors have made heart felt statements truly showing how liked and loved Gandolfini really was.
I would like to personally send my prayers and condolences out to his wife and children during this rough time along with rest of his family. Mr Gandolfini a sincere thank you for letting us all enjoy your god given talents through the years. Watching The Sopranos will never be the same again !
R.I.P – James Gandolfini , you will surely be missed !