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Tony Soprano is Dead!

by Joe Cassady

Tony Soprano has died. Sources at HBO say James Gandolfini died, possibly from a heart attack Wednesday. Gandolfini had been vacationing in Italy at the time of his death. He was scheduled to attend a film festival event this weekend in Sicily.

Gandolfini won three Emmy Awards for his performance as mobster Tony Soprano in the 1999-2007 HBO series. Gandolfini had numerous movies to his credit. Most recently, Zero Dark Thirty and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. He had been working on a drama titled Animal Rescue, which is scheduled for release next year.

James Gandolfini was 51.