RIP James Gandolfini: ‘Sopranos’ Star Dies at 51

by Christopher Freeburn | June 20, 2013 9:49 am

jamesgandolfini[1]Tributes are pouring in from Hollywood for James Gandolfini[2], the New Jersey native who became famous for playing Tony Soprano on HBO’s long-running mobster show, The Sopranos.

Gandolfini died yesterday in Rome where he was attending a film festival and vacationing with his wife. A doctor at the Policlinic Umberto I hospital, where the actor was rushed after collapsing at his hotel, says he suffered cardiac arrest. Desperate attempts to revive him in the ambulance and emergency room were unsuccessful, the Associated Press notes.

Just 51-years-old, Gandolfini’s career spanned movies, TV and the stage. In addition to three Emmy Awards for , he won a Tony Award for best actor in the 2009 Broadway play, God of Carnage, and appeared in movies including True Romance, Crimson Tide, A Civil Action and Zero Dark Thirty.

Gandolfini’s colleagues and admirers were quick to express their dismay and condolences[3] via Twitter:

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