Saturday, June 22, 2013


(CNN) -- James Gandolfini, best known for his role as an anxiety-ridden mob boss on HBO's "The Sopranos," died Wednesday while on vacation in Italy. He was 51.

The exact cause of death is not known, but his managers said it was possibly a heart attack.

His body is in a hospital morgue in Rome. Once the U.S. Embassy issues a death certificate, Gandolfini's remains can be returned to the United States.


From Wikipedia:
James Joseph Gandolfini, Jr. (September 18, 1961 – June 19, 2013) was an American actor best known for his role in 'The Sopranos' as Tony Soprano, a troubled crime boss struggling to balance his family life and career in the Mafia. Gandolfini garnered enormous praise for this role, winning both the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series three times.

Gandolfini's other roles include the woman-beating mob henchman Virgil in "True Romance", enforcer/stuntman Bear in "Get Shorty", and the impulsive Wild Thing Carol in "Where the Wild Things Are".

Gandolfini produced the 2007 documentary "Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq", in which he interviewed 10 injured Iraq War veterans. His second documentary was released in 2010; "Wartorn: 1861-2010" analyzes post-traumatic stress disorder and its impact on soldiers and families through several wars in American history, from 1861 to 2010. TV Guide ranked him 28 on its "50 Sexiest Stars of All Time" list in 2005.

'Sesame Street'
Episode 33.52 (2002)

When Zoe was scared by the sound of something crashing, she was lucky to have Gandolfini nearby to help calm her down.  He did so by telling her the three things that scared him:

1] The Dark

2] Getting A Haircut

3] Large Talking Vegetables

Hey!  Who isn't?

Good night and may God bless.....

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