Extremely sad news to report as James Gandolfini has died. The 51-year-old Soprano’s actor suffered a massive heart attack while in Italy.
Best know for his role as Tony Soprano on HBO’s Soprano’s the actor also had notable roles in True Romance, The Man Who Wasn’t There, and last year’s Killing Them Softly.
Gandolfini is survived by his wife Deborah and two children, a daughter who was born in October 2012 and his teenage son from a previous marriage.
Immediately following James Gandolfini’s death some of Hollywood’s biggest names took to Twitter to mourn James’ death.
Here are some of the message from Gandolfini’s Hollywood friends:
Rip James Gandolfini. One of the greatest actors of our generation.
— Jerry Ferrara (@jerrycferrara) June 19, 2013
James Gandolfini was a kind, funny, wonderful guy. I’m so lucky to have worked with him. Sending love to his family. Such a sad, sad day. — olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) June 19, 2013
James Gandolfini. Unbelievably sad news. A fine man. — Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) June 20, 2013
I am so deeply saddened by the untimely passing of sweet James Gandolfini! My heart is broken for his family!! I’m in shock
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) June 19, 2013
Even funnyman Jonah Hill offered a somber tweet to mourn James Gandolfini’s untimely death:
I’m truly heartbroken to hear that James Gandolfini has passed away. He is one of my all time favorite actors. Tragic loss.
— Jonah Hill (@JonahHill) June 19, 2013
The typically upbeat and information Twitter account for the Golden Globes also mourned James’ passing. The actor had won three Golden Globes for his turn as Tony Soprano:
James Gandolfini has died in Italy. Rest in Peace to a wonderful man and actor. You’ll be missed.
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) June 19, 2013
Kevin Smith also offered his condolences while highlighting the “perverse pride” James Gandolfini brought to the Garden State:
RIP James Gandolfini! Your iconic portrayal of mob boss Tony Soprano gave soul to a monster and fostered perverse pride in the Garden State!
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) June 19, 2013
Many other members of Hollywood elite continue to tweet their condolences and disbelief that James Gandolfini has died at the young age of 51.
Our condolences go out to Gandolfini’s family and friends as they mourn his sudden and tragic loss.