Report: James Gandolfini dead of heart attack in Italy
James Gandolfini, who won three Emmys for his role as Tony Soprano on HBO’s “The Sopranos,” reportedly died in Italy today after suffering a heart attack, TMZ reports. He was 51.
Gandolfini was in Italy to attend the 59th Taormina Film Festival in Sicily.
He first garnered fame playing a hitman in 1993′s “True Romance.” But it was his role as the brash, troubled mob boss Tony Soprano that earned him legions of fans of the six-season HBO series.
Gandolfini is survived by his wife, Deborah Lin, who gave birth to the couple’s daughter in October. He has a teenage son from a previous marriage.
More on this story as it develops.
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