19 June 2013 4:34 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"The Sopranos" star James Gandolfini has died at the age of 51.   According to sources close to HitFix and confirmed by Deadline.com, the three-time Emmy winner had a heart attack while on vacation in Italy.   When David Chase cast Gandolfini as anxiety-prone mobster Tony Soprano, Gandolfini was a veteran character actor best known for roles in films like "Get Shorty," "Crimson Tide" and "True Romance," but he became an immediate star when "The Sopranos" premiered in in 1999.    Through Gandolfini's portrayal, Tony Soprano became one of the iconic characters in television history and the actor was nominated for »

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