Wednesday, June 19, 2013

James Gandolfini: R.I.P.

James Gandolfini passed away today at the age of 51. Way too young.

Deadline reports that Gandolfini was in Italy when he died after suffering a massive heart attack on Wednesday (June 19). The actor was in the Mediterranean to attend the 59th Taormina Film Festival in Sicily, where he was due to take part in a festival event over the weekend with Italian director Gabriele Muccino.

Gandolfini became a Hollywood legend after winning the role of Tony Soprano in the hit HBO series in 1999. The role won him three Emmy awards during the show's six-season run. Gandolfini was also in Get Shorty and other TV shows and films.

The actor is survived by wife Deborah Lin, their 8 month old daughter and his teenage son from a previous marriage.

R.I.P., Tony!

1 comment:

Rhonda Lane said...

I'm bummed, too. Love the photo you chose of him.