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 Romance, Where The Wild Things Are, In the Loop, Zero 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.