The 51-year-old actor died on Wednesday in Rome. Reports attribute his death to a heart attack. Gandolfini had been a character actor for years before he was given a chance to read for Tony Soprano in a new series about a New Jersey mob boss HBO was producing in the late 90s.
Actor James Gandolfini Dies Suddenly While On Vacation
By Karen Grigsby Bates • Jun 20, 2013
Originally published on June 20, 2013 5:25 am