James Gandolfini of "The Sopranos" Passes Away in Italy

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He was known for his role as Tony Soprano on the hit HBO drama “The Sopranos”, and it”s sad to report that James Gandolfini passed away on Wednesday (June 19) at the age of 51.

The talented actor, who won numerous awards including a Golden Globe for his work on the HBO show apparently died of a heart attack in Italy, where he was to attend the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily.

In addition to his roles on the small screen, Mr. Gandolfini appeared in films such as “Get Shorty,” “The Mexican” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”

James is survived by his wife, Deborah Lin, and his son Michael. Stick with GossipCenter for more details as they become available.