Celebrities And Fans React To Sudden Death Of James Gandolfini (PHOTOS)

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James Gandolfini, the burly actor best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of a conflicted New Jersey mob boss in the acclaimed HBO cable television series "The Sopranos," died of a possible heart attack while vacationing in Rome, Italy, the network said on Wednesday.

Nothing is more saddening than a beloved star dying too early.

James Gandolfini, the burly actor best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of a conflicted New Jersey mob boss in the acclaimed HBO cable television series "The Sopranos," died of a possible heart attack while vacationing in Rome, Italy, the network said on Wednesday.

“It is with immense sorrow that we report our client James Gandolfini passed away today while on holiday in Rome, Italy. Our hearts are shattered and we will miss him deeply. He and his family were part of our family for many years and we are all grieving,” his managers Mark Armstrong and Nancy Sanders said to confirm the death.

HBO, released a statement shortly after his death:

“We’re all in shock and feeling immeasurable sadness at the loss of a beloved member of our family,” the statement read. “He was special man, a great talent, but more importantly a gentle and loving person who treated everyone no matter their title or position with equal respect. He touched so many of us over the years with his humor, his warmth and his humility. Our hearts go out to his wife and children during this terrible time. He will be deeply missed by all of us.”

His many admirers; celebrities and fans rushed to Twitter and elsewhere to pour out tributes to the late actor as the shocking and devastating news spread.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- “Jimmy was one of the most talented, authentic and vulnerable actors of our time. He was unorthodox and truly special in so many ways. He had the sex appeal of Steve McQueen or Brando in his prime as well as the comedic genius of Jackie Gleason.”- Brad Grey, a producer of “The Sopranos.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R.I.P. James Gandolfini, you will always be loved.

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