HBO reps have confirmed that actor James Gandolfini has passed away from a heart attack in Italy.
He was 51 years old. Galdolfini is best known for playing Tony Soprano, mobster and lead protagonist, on the HBO series The Sopranos. He had a number of new projects lined up, including a series called Criminal Justice. Most recently, he worked on the films Killing Them Softly, Zero Dark Thirty, and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Lin, and the couple’s children.
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