James Gandolfini Dies of Heart Attack; The Sopranos Star Was 51

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James Gandolfini died earlier today in Italy, according to reports. The Sopranos star is believed to have suffered a heart attack, and was just 51 years old.

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    A genius in show biz is gone. His character of Tony Soprano could never be replaced by anyone accept Mr. Gandolfini. He used a line in the Soprano's often.....He always loved Gary Cooper, & said that he was the "strong & silent type". Kinda like you dear man. May God Bless your soul. R.I.P. You went way too soon. Your will be dearly missed.

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    I loved James Gandolfini. No one could play Tony Soprano like he did. In person, he was very humble. He will truly be missed. Such a great talent. My condolences to his wife, & family. I have watched every episode of the Soprano's since day one, & I am deeply saddened by his passing. He died way too soon. God Bless you Mr. Soprano for the many years of your incredible talent. R.I.P.

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    RIP James Gandolfini. You will be missed, but we will always remember you in your roles forever. Sopranos, The Mexican, Killing them Softly, Get Shorty, 8MM. . . Great talent.

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    Hard to believe hes only 1 yrear older than Johnny Depp.

    Also hard to believe he was in his early 40's when he was Tony Soprano.

    Just saying time was hard on his body. the weight prob didn't help either.

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    I can't believe he is dead.he will be greatly miss

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    wow.... will be missed.... loved him as Tony Soprano

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    The news reports said he was in Italy with his sister, and son from his first marriage. In all reports, there is no mention of Deborah Lin, his Chinese second wife. I wonder why she wasn't on vacation with him? In the past, Gandolfini proudly posed with Deborah at many industry events. Was she home taking care of their baby, or were they estranged already?

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    @ Joe Duffy

    Damn Joe! is it really that important to know things that are really none of your business???

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    @ Rachel

    I SO AGREE WITH YOU RACHEL

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    My deepest sympathies goes out to his family. What an incredible loss....He will be missed.

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    Mr. James Gandolfini...The entertainment industry will NEVER be the same without you. REST IN PEACE SIR!!!!! Amen.

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    Thinking about James and how our local Quick Chek prepared to have a scene of the Sopranos shot there many years ago. He was a Jersey boy and we loved him and now we'll miss him. :( Condolences to his family and friends.




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