James Gandolfini Emmy Tribute: Edie Falco Remembers Co-Star and Friend

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James Gandolfini's death this year sent shock waves throughout Hollywood. Last night, his former co-star Edie Falco paid tribute to him at the Emmys.

As with the Cory Monteith Emmy tribute, there was not a dry eye in the house.

Edie fought back tears as she remembered her dear friend and co-worker, speaking of him kindly and remembering his big heart during an emotional speech.

“He has tremendous warmth and heart,” she said.

”He was far more interested in turning the light onto people he thought were more worthy,” she said, noting James Gandolfini's “fierce loyalty to his friends."

While most people knew James the actor, she knew Jim the man, and “It’s Jim the man, the very dear man, that I will miss the most,” she said at the end.

She's far from the only one, from family and friends who knew him dearly to so many fans who didn't know him at all but still loved and admired his work.

For last night's honorees, check out the list of 2013 Emmy Award winners. James, of course, won three for his portrayal of Tony Soprano on The Sopranos.


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What a great actor. Gandolfini made the Sopranos from beginning to end. He was the perfect actor for the part.