James Gandolfini has died at age 51, various websites are reporting.
Gandolfini apparently had a heart attack while in Italy.
Gandolfini had some good TV and movie roles, but he’ll forever be Tony Soprano, the mob figure and family man for eight years on the HBO series “The Sopranos.”
Dealing with depression and anxiety attacks, dealing with double-crossing mobsters, dealing with sister-beating jerks, it was all in a day’s work for Tony.
I think I’ll miss how Tony would get pissed and beat up the hapless bartender at the Bada Bing club most of all. It was so random and reinforced both Tony’s fragile mental state and just how violent and awful even such a sympathetic character could be.
We’ll miss you, James.