Sopranos Star James Gandolfini Dead at 51

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This sux! I loved this man! he brought depth to any role he played! Who else could have made the world sympathize with a mobster? Amazing man! He will be missed!

Originally posted on TVLine:

James Gandolfini DeadSopranos star James Gandolfini has passed away at the age of 51.

Per Deadline, the actor died on Wednesday of a suspected heart attack while in Italy. He was 51.

During his estimable run as The Sopranos‘ paterfamilias Tony, Gandolfini earned three Emmys in five tries, as well as a Golden Globe award. He also stands as the only three-time winner for the Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama.

In an email to Deadline, former HBO Chairman Chris Albrecht, who in 1997 greenlit the crime family saga, declared himself “absolutely stunned. I got the word from Lorraine Bracco [who played Dr. Melfi] and just got off with [producer] Brad Grey who had just heard from [Sopranos creator] David Chase. We had all become a family. This is a tremendous loss.”

HBO also issued a formal statement on their onetime front man’s passing:

“We’re all…

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