James Gandolfini dead at 51 from stroke


I am sad to report that James Gandolfini was pronounced dead today at the age of 51. The cause was initially thought to be a heart attack but the latest news reports that he suffered from a stroke while attending a film festival in Italy. He is best known for his role as Tony Soprano on the HBO series, The Sopranos for which he earned a Golden Globe and six nominations in the Lead Actor in a Dramatic Series category. His latest work included a role in the film Zero Dark Thirty and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Lin, a son and a baby daughter. He will definitely be remembered and missed.


James Gandolfini, who won three Emmys for his portrayal of flawed antihero and conflicted mob boss Tony Soprano in “The Sopranos,” died in Italy at the age of 51 of a possible heart attack. HBO reps confirmed his death on Wednesday.

Via: Variety


James Gandolfini’s List of Acting Roles

2013 Criminal Justice (TV series)
2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
2012 Zero Dark Thirty
2012 Not Fade Away
2012 Killing Them Softly
2011 Violet & Daisy
2011 Cinema Verite (TV movie)
2011 Down the Shore
2010 Mint Julep
2010 Welcome to the Rileys
2009 Where the Wild Things Are
2009 The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
2009 In the Loop
2007 Stories USA
1999-2007 The Sopranos (TV series)
2006 Club Soda (short)
2006 All the King’s Men
2006 Lonely Hearts
2005 Romance & Cigarettes
2004 Surviving Christmas
2001 The Last Castle
2001 The Man Who Wasn’t There
2001 The Mexican
1999 8MM
1999 A Whole New Day (short)
1998 A Civil Action
1998 The Mighty
1998 Fallen
1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
1997 Perdita Durango
1997 12 Angry Men (TV movie)
1997 She’s So Lovely
1997 Gun (TV series)
1996 Night Falls on Manhattan
1996 The Juror
1995 Get Shorty
1995 Crimson Tide
1995 Le nouveau monde
1994 Terminal Velocity
1994 Angie
1993 Mr. Wonderful
1993 True Romance
1993 Money for Nothing
1993 Italian Movie
1992 A Stranger Among Us
1991 The Last Boy Scout
1987 Shock! Shock! Shock!

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