RIP James Gandolfini
Written by Danny P Ocean on June 19, 2013
(CNN) — James Gandolfini, best known for his role as an anxiety-ridden mob boss on HBO’s “The Sopranos,” died in Italy, possibly of a heart attack, an HBO spokeswoman and the actor’s managers said Wednesday. He was 51.
Gandolfini was on holiday in Rome, said Mara Mikialian, HBO’s vice president for program publicity.
The actor was expected to make an appearance at the Taormina Film Festin Sicily this week, according to the festival.
Notoriously press shy, Gandolfini found fame late in his career with the television role of Tony Soprano.
He won three Emmy Awards for his portrayal of the angst-ridden mob boss who visited a therapist and took Prozac while knocking off people in “The Sopranos,” which aired from 1999 to 2007.