The world has lost one of television's most iconic actors with reports that James Gandolfini has died at the age of 51. The Sopranos
star was in Italy for a film festival and he appears to have suffered a fatal heart attack.
The Sopranos is available on Amazon Prime.
Gandolfini is best known as Tony Soprano, the Jersey mob boss from HBO's critically acclaimed The Sopranos
. He won three Emmys, one Golden Globe and five SAG Awards for the role among many other awards.
His first big role came in the 1993 film True Romance
as a henchmen who brutally interrogated Patricia Arquette's character.
More recently he appeared in the Oscar-winning film Zero Dark Thirty
and less than a month ago he had a cameo in the Nickelodeon TV movie Nicky Deuce
, along with many other Sopranos alums.
Gandolfini was set to star in a seven-episode limited series on HBO titled Criminal Justice
, an adaptation of a British series following one person's journey through the justice system.
The actor is survived by his wife and two children.(Image courtesy of WENN)