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Hip Hop Reacts To Death Of “Tony Soprano” Actor James Gandolfini

Posted By on June 19, 2013

James Gandolfini. photo: Barry Wetcher

James Gandolfini, best known for his role as “Tony Soprano” on The Sopranos, has passed away today at the young age of 51. Accoridng to TMZ, Gandolfini had a heart attack while in Italy:

The celebrity tributes have begun … we just spoke with Joseph R. Gannascoli — aka Vito on “The Sopranos” — who tells us. “James is one guy who never turned his back on me. He was the most humble and gifted actor and person I have ever worked with.” He adds, “He was a great man and I will forever be indebted to him.” James Gandolfini — who famously played Tony Soprano on “The Sopranos” — died earlier today in Italy … TMZ has learned. Gandolfini is believed to have suffered a heart attack. He was 51. Gandolfini was in Italy to attend the 59th Taormina Film Festival in Sicily — and he was scheduled to participate in a festival event this weekend with Italian director Gabriele Muccino” (TMZ)


The sudden death of the actor shocked the Hip Hop community: