View Full Version : R.I.P. James Gandolfini

06-19-2013, 07:40 PM
Reports he has passed away at age 51, while attending a film fetival in Italy.

06-19-2013, 07:49 PM
CNN is reporting it

06-19-2013, 08:10 PM
Wow. A great talent taken far too soon. Had he ever suffered from heart problems before?

Tom Servo
06-19-2013, 08:17 PM
Well this sucks.

Caveat Emperor
06-19-2013, 08:32 PM
51 is way too soon for anyone.

06-19-2013, 08:55 PM
Sad. The Sopranos was just amazing and he did amazing work.

06-19-2013, 09:08 PM
I was recently surprised to learn that he was my age; he seemed older, or maybe just less childish. He was a good actor, a strong presence on the screen, but now the picture has unexpectedly gone dark. No disrespect intended, just an acknowledgement of the synchronicity.

06-19-2013, 09:12 PM
For some reason this bothers me more than other celebrities that pass away. Not sure why, but it does. :(

06-19-2013, 09:38 PM
This freaking sucks............... Majorly

06-19-2013, 11:24 PM
For some reason this bothers me more than other celebrities that pass away. Not sure why, but it does. :(


06-20-2013, 01:59 AM
There are three threads right now about celebs who died at age 90 and one about a writer who died after a bout with cancer. Gandolfini was not only younger (my age!) but he died unexpectedly. Add in the fact that Tony Soprano was such a strong character, albeit one whose life hung by a thread and the fact that Gandolfini was such a strong presence who I'm sure most of us thought still had significant roles ahead.

This is one of those that just doesn't seem right.

06-20-2013, 02:29 AM
If he cant pull off Tony successfully, you dont have Breaking Bad, Madmen, Sons of Anarachy, or the Americans.

06-20-2013, 02:41 AM
"At the end, you probably don't hear anything, everything just goes black"-- Bobby Bacala.

06-20-2013, 03:58 AM
Shocked to hear of his passing on the radio news on the way home tonight.

06-20-2013, 11:53 AM
So sad. RIP :(

06-20-2013, 12:32 PM
My two favorite non-soprano roles of his were his characters from Get Shorty and Crimson Tide

06-20-2013, 12:41 PM
True Romance.