Three-time Emmy Award-winning actor, James Gandolfini, died yesterday June 19, from what was due to a heart attack. He was found dead early morning in Italy at the age of 51. He was out on vacation before attending a Film Festival where he was going to receive another award. He was with his 13-year-old son, Michael, at the time when he fell in the bathroom. His son called the police but once arriving, Gandolfini was unresponsive.
It's so sad that this happened so suddenly. It's crazy that he was just about to get another award but he's not here to cherish. Luckily his family can embrace it and have something to be proud of. He was one of the most famous Sopranos and even when you ask someone which Soprano you like or remember, it's always Tony. Some many people tweeted about him when the news broke.
"Yesterday, we lost a talented actor and advocate for our service members. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gandolfini family." -Gen. Martin Dempsey
"James Gandolfini was a kind, funny, wonderful guy. I'm so lucky to have worked with him. Sending love to his family. Such a sad, sad day." -Olivia Wilde
"James Gandolfini, I never met him, but I feel like I've always known him! He communicated subtext masterfully. RIP." -Damon WayansR.I.P. James Gandolfini aka Tony Soprano