James Gandolfini Is Dead at Age 51


I have to be honest, I'm not thinking all that clearly right now because I'm utterly shocked by this tragic news: Actor James Gandolfini, known for his iconic, Emmy-winning portrayal of one of television's most famous gangsters, has died at age 51, according to Deadline Hollywood. Early reports suggest that the cause of death is a massive heart attack; Gandolfini was in Italy at the time. 

While to TV fans the actor will also be known as Tony Soprano, the mob boss and loving (if misguided) father at the heart of one of HBO's most successful dramas—will you ever forget the way he said "gabagool"?—Gandolfini's long and impressive resume includes roles both large and small in True RomanceWhere The Wild Things Are, In the LoopZero Dark Thirty, and a host of other films. He is survived by his wife and two children.




R.I.P., Mr. Gandolfini. You will be missed.

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It's the usual shameful press outings now appearing; which are pretty much blaming him for his sad death, due to over indulging in his life. Fuckers. Who the hell wants to read lists of his last meal with his son as if it was one of many reckless suicide trips, or that some anonymous twat from AA said he wasn't serious about quitting booze? I'm against glorifying the recently departed, but come on, for once.
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This is a big sorprise I feel so sad :( I was a real fan of Tony Soprano.
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The Sopranos wasn't my type of show at all, but this is really sad news. My thoughts are with his family.
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R.I.P. James Gandolfini!!!!
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Rest in peace, James Gandolfini ; it has been a pleasure to see you on small and big screens.
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Was surprised to hear it, very talented actor, and "The Sopranos" was wonderful.
To bad he didn't paid a lot of attention to his health.
Looked forward to see his new show that was rumored.
/Sad
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What a shame..he was a special actor, so real and understated. Prayers to his family
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Sad news. I probably only saw 2 or 3 episodes of The Sopranos when it was on Canadian basic cable late nights a few years back, but Mr Gandolfini's charisma stood out as a major factor in the show's success. Sincere condolences to his family and his many fans and admirers today.
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I can't believe it. My condolences to his family
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“All due respect, you got no fucking idea what it's like to be Number One. Every decision you make affects every facet of every other fucking thing. It's too much to deal with almost. And in the end you're completely alone with it all.” - Tony Soprano

I wasn't a religious watcher or The Sopranos when it was on, hell I wasn't old enough. I saw episodes and as I got older I respected the show. I have seen Jame Gandolfini a few times in comedic roles. 51 is a shocking age to pass away at. R.I.P., Mr. Gandolfini.
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One of the greatest tv actors of his time! RIP
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I haven't really watched him all that much - never saw the Sopranos - but I do know that 51 is way too early. I'm 22. My dad is almost 56. This means that he should've passed away 5 years ago. I just can't fathom that. 51... No. Just... No. It's too early for anyone, whether he was a good actor or not. It's just too early.
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It's a shame, I felt he was a solid actor and enjoyed his work even outside the Sopranos.

My condolences for his family and friends.
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RIP. Amazing actor, with so many wonderful years cut short. See you on the other side!
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Rest in peace Mr. Gandolfini.
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I have never watched Sopranos but that is too young an age for anyone...
A good reminder to take care of ourselves, whether that means eating better, exercising more, or even working less.
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This is brutal news gone way too soon.
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Huh? Im stunned speachless.
R.I.P
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Its a shame I just began watching the sopranos to only find out this. RIP
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HUH WHAT ? I am totally shocked ! Just watched the all the seasons of the Soprano's again.
He was such a great actor...........................
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Such a shame, only at age 51. R.I.P.
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R.I.P....it's a shame,still 51 ain't bad age to die.
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Is this a joke? Did i just read that correctly? 70 aint a bad age to die, youve had a long life, even then it sucks, 51 is still young in that regard and he is gone way too soon, yeah it is a shame, he will be deeply missed, time for a sopranos marathon
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You did read it correctly. We all have our own opinions and thoughts.
Guess Sopranos will also get a boost in dvd sells.
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Rest in peace Mr. Gandolfini. Awesome tribute (may contain SPOILERS for those who haven't seen the Sopranos yet (shame on you!): http://www.nrc.nl/breedbeeld/files/2013/06/reserved-484x328.jpg
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R.I.P Mr Gandolfini! Tony Saprano is one of my all time favorite tv series characters, he was one hell of a good actor and played that role brilliantly... it will keep him alive on our screens forever.
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We lost a very important man today... :(
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thanks for everything. Especially the best television experience of my life. R.I.P.
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Aw man Tony Soprano. R.I.P
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RIP Mr Gandolfini...
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R.I.P...
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Rest In Peace you Legend!!
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RIP..condolences to the family/friends & fans.
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When I heard from my wife I felt as if a family member died since he was in my household for years and We watched and rewatched The Sopranos at least 4 times a year. We were watching it for the past week or so and are on Season 3 right where his mom died and his sister got an a$$ whoopin by the russians. We also enjoyed him in many classics like The Last Castle but His Portrayal of Tony Soprano is Amazing and one of the Historic Parts played by any Actor since The Sopranos single handedly changed the way television created Dramas and was the introduction to Prime Time on Pay Networks. Truly a Masterpiece! Thank You and May You Rest In Peace and Our thoughts go out to Your Family and Friends! RIP
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Rest In Peace
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One of the actors who in my strange mind couldn't pass away.
He is immortalised as Tony Soprano, in spite of his other great performances (and he had a few!).
Corny as it may be, tonight every drink with my friends, shall be a salud to you.

R.I.P
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Rest in Peace :(
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I've been with a lump in my throat ever since I learned this sad news. Such an amazing actor, gone too soon. May you rest in peace, you shan't be forgotten.
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To use Tony Soprano's lingo; Irregardless of whether you like The sopranos or not, Mr Gandolfini will be lamented.
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This is shocking news indeed. James Gandolfini was a great actor all around, and his performance as Tony Sopranos is legendary, maybe the best of all time. He will be missed.
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RIP James. This is horrific news, I'm devastated. I think in every role I ever saw him in his genius really shone through. Of course The Sopranos was brilliant but he was in so many movies as well. Ones like The Mexican or The Man Who Wasn't There, plus many I haven't seen yet but hope to. What a loss for us all.
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I shall now watch The Sopranos for the first time in his honor.
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Wow... holy shit.

A giant, both literally and dramatic, passed away.

My condolences to his family.
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Such a total loss for words. RIP You kill be missed.
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Wow, RIP James Gandolfini, you will truly be missed. I loved the Sopranos. He passed way too young!
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I'm sorry to hear about his passing. The Sopranos is on my 'to watch' list . Through TV, James lives on! RIP
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What a loss. RIP, JG.
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RIP indeed. Talented, he was.
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I just started watching The Sopranos earlier today. What a strange coincidence!!! RIP
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Wow. I never got into The Sopranos, but I did like him in Get Shorty. RIP mang.
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This is awful news. On a personal note. Condolences to Mr Gandofini's family, & on a professional one it is also tragic. Gandolfini's great portrayal of an over the hill gun for hire in " Killing Them Softly " aptly demonstrated that enough time had passed for the actor to escape the shadow of his massive portrayal of Tony Soprano and draw different characters using his talent to the full, free of audience confusion.
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makes me cynically ask "I guess it's been too long since the last one?" man I hate news like this. every freaking time. will be missed indeed. he was a great mix of talent.
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