The lights may have faded to black on the world reknown and famous series “The Sopranos” but now it have faded on the light of a very bright star. In that of Tony Soprano himself, James Gandolfini.
James died earlier today in Italy he is believed to have suffered a heart attack as well as a stroke. He was 51.
Gandolfini was in Italy to attend the 59th Taormina Film Festival in Sicily — and he was scheduled to participate in a festival event this weekend with Italian director Gabriele Muccino.
Gandolfini shot to fame playing a hitman in the 1993 hit “True Romance” … and quickly became a Hollywood legend when he was cast as Tony Soprano in 1999. He won 3 Emmy awards for the role during the show’s 6 season run.
Gandolfini also appeared in a ton of huge movies including “Get Shorty,” “The Mexican” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”