James Gandolfini, the actor who played six seasons for the great Tony Soprano in the HBO series, died yesterday in Italy. He reportedly died of a heart attack. He was 51.
James Gandolfini is no more. The interpreter of Tony Soprano, the legendary mafia series The Sopranos, died yesterday in Rome. Whereas in Sicily this weekend to participate in an event of the Taormina Film Festival, it will never happen to: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and TMZ confirmed it was swept away by a heart attack. He leaves behind a wife, Deborah Lin, a daughter, Liliana, and a son, Michael. A real tear for the teenager, who, as reported by the Daily Mail, accompanied him on this trip to Italy.
HBO, who worked with the actor since the early Soprano, confirmed his death in a statement: “We are in shock, and we feel a great sadness. [...] It was a special man of great talent, and above all a kind and loving person who treated everyone with the same respect. He touched many of us with his humor, his warmth and humility. “David Chase, the creator of the Sopranos, paid tribute to his friend by giving TMZ:” He was a genius. [...] Much of his genius lay in his sad eyes. “Eyes that were unfortunately closed too early.
At 51, James Gandolfini was one of the most famous faces on American television. Headlining Soprano, the cult series of the 2000s, the newspaper of his character sympathetic sponsor depression had held their breath for six seasons of violence, humor and reflections on the couch of his therapist. A role which earned him an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for best actor in a drama series. Very popular with viewers, he was also a regular small significant roles on the big screen. True Romance, Get Shorty, The Barber, The Wild Things, Zero Dark Thirty … In three decades, the actor had rubbed shoulders with the biggest names in cinema, now mourn his loss.
“The world has lost one of its greatest players. [...] He had so much talent. It makes me sad. “Tweeted tonight Ewan McGregor. Susan Sarandon has also expressed his sadness on the social network: “It’s so sad to lose James Gandolfini. It was one of the sweetest actors, funniest, most generous with whom I worked. I send my prayers to his family. “Steve Carell, Mia Farrow, Rose McGowan, Jonah Hill … All generations of the profession today welcomed the godfather Soprano, an actor also liked the character that has so marked his career.