Los Angeles, June 19, 2013
James Gandolfini, star of HBO’s “The Sopranos” and most recently the feature film, “Not Fade Away” has died of a possible heart attack in Rome. 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.
Gandolfini shot to fame playing a hitman in the 1993 hit “True Romance” … and quickly became a Hollywood legend when he was cast as Tony Soprano in 1999. He won 3 Emmy awards for the role during the show’s 6 season run.