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James Gandolfini Dead at 51 - 'Sopranos' Star Had Heart Attack

James Gandolfini Dead at 51 - 'Sopranos' Star Had Heart Attack

James Gandolfini has reportedly passed away at the age of 51 of a heart attack while in Italy, sources confirmed to

The former Sopranos star was in Europe to attend the 2013 Taormina Film Festival in Sicily, where he was to participate in a festival event with director Gabriele Muccino.

James became a huge star back in 1999 with his role on the HBO series The Sopranos and he won three Emmy awards during the show’s six seasons. He is survived by his wife Deborah Lin, their daughter born in October 2012, and his teenage son from a previous marriage.

We send our thoughts and condolences to James‘ friends and family during this difficult time.

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46 Responses to “James Gandolfini Dead at 51 - 'Sopranos' Star Had Heart Attack”

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  1. 1
    Chrys Says:

    Oh my God. RIP JAMES

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    BloodbuzzOhio Says:


  3. 3
    YIB Says:

    omg! This can’t be real? I’m in shock

  4. 4
    kylee Says:

    51 is not old. basically still had 30 yrs to go.
    that’s how I’m gonna go? just random like that at whatever age you don’t even know it’s going to happen.
    mortality sucks.

  5. 5
    SHINE Says:

    wow shocking…seemed like a nice guy

  6. 6
    stacy Says:

    Sad news RIP JAMES

  7. 7
    Dee Says:

    This is pretty crazy. Really sad.

    RIP JG.

  8. 8
    Lola Says:

    OMG, I’m shocked! RIP James Gandolfini

  9. 9
    ck Says:

    Very sad :(

  10. 10
    RIP Tony Soprano Says:

    WTF? Nooooooooooooo! I’m f*cking crying right now.

  11. 11
    YIB Says:

    RIP JG. it is very sad. I felt like someone I know in person died for some reason. My condulances to the family.

  12. 12
    May he rest in peace Says:

    He died in Sicily? Oh, the irony. RIP JG, another great man and actor gone too soon. You will be missed.

  13. 13
    DV8 Says:

    Wow shocking! That’s so sad, he was a great actor. RIP James :(

  14. 14
    Noooooooooooo Says:

    I watched ‘Fade Away’ a couple of days ago… can’t believe it!! It’s so sad. RIP

  15. 15
    OMG Says:

    F^ck no!!! The Reaper should have taken a Kardashian instead! He was so talented and humble. Rest in peace James :’(

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    F Says:


  17. 17
    Jan Says:

    No!!! :(

  18. 18
    Shocking Says:

    He was whacked. It sucks! RIP James. How sad. Prayers for his wife and child.

  19. 19
    constant_tork Says:

    I can’t believe an 8 month old just lost their father. at age 51. how insane is this?

  20. 20
    Delilah Says:

    So sad. I loved him.

    RIP Tony Soprano!

    How shocking.

  21. 21
    Wow Says:

    OMG, talk about a cut-to-black ending that came way too soon.
    So sad. He will be truly missed.

    RIP James Gandolfini.

  22. 22
    Susan Says:

    Very sad and shocking news. My condolences to his family and friends. RIP James Gandolfini.

  23. 23
    Lovey1119 Says:

    I just heard this is a hoax!!

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    groundcontrol Says:

    What a shame. Sad.
    But 51? Seriously? He looks in his 60s and his history of drug use couldn’t have helped any. What a waste of a real talent. At least we have him on film to remember.

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    It's very real Says:

    HBO reps just confirmed.

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