James Gandolfini: ‘Tony Soprano’ Actor Dead At 51 [VIDEO]

James Gandolfini, known for his iconic role as ‘Tony Soprano’ on the classic HBO series, “The Sopranos,” died Wednesday in Italy, reports TMZ.

He was 51 years old.

According to various media reports, Gandolfini was attending the 59th Taormina Film Festival in Sicily.

He reportedly died of a heart attack.

Though the amazing Gandolfini was in a string of successful movies, including “Get Shorty” and “The Mexican,” he became a household name for his portrayal of larger-than-life crime boss Tony Soprano, winning three Emmy Awards for his rich portrayal over 6 seasons.

See a gripping scene between he and TV wife Carmela Soprano, played brilliantly by Edie Falco below (warning: graphic language):

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