Sopranos Star James Gandolfini Dies At 51

James Gandolfini, most known for his role as Tony Soprano in the HBO hit television series “The Sopranos”, has died in Italy at the age of 51. It is suspected that heart attack or stroke may have been the cause.

HBO issued a statement saying, “We’re all in shock and feeling immeasurable sadness at the loss of a beloved member of our family. He was special man, a great talent, but more importantly a gentle and loving person who treated everyone no matter their title or position with equal respect. He touched so many of us over the years with his humor, his warmth and his humility. Our hearts go out to his wife and children during this terrible time. He will be deeply missed by all of us.”

James Gandolfini was a fine actor, a Rutgers alum and a true Jersey guy. In honor of James Gandolfini, my dinner tonight was cold cuts eaten while standing in front of an open refrigerator.

James Gandolfini sings "A Man Without Love"
in the 2005 movie "Romance and Cigarettes."