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Old 06-19-2013, 07:16 PM   #1
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Tony Soprano is dead......

.......at least James Gandolfini, who portrayed him, is dead, presumably of natural causes, in Italy. He was 51.

James Gandolfini, Who Portrayed Tony Soprano, Dies at 51
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:17 PM   #2
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RIP James Gandolfini.
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I loved that show, and thought he was pretty darned sexy for an overweight murderer.

51 is way too young...
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So sad ! 51 is way too young ! We loved the Sopranos .
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:29 PM   #5
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Shocking, just shocking.
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That is really sad, what a great TV show largely cause James nailed the part.

Always especially scary when people die of natural causes and are younger than you.
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I really hate that. He was great in the Sopranos. RIP.
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Apparently he died of a massive heart attack. So young, at just 51.

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I'm wondering if he had an existing heart condition. He was a bit overweight.

Big loss. Great actor.
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I'm wondering if he had an existing heart condition. He was a bit overweight.

Big loss. Great actor.
So sad. It made me pause, since I also had a heart attack at 51, but a different result, obviously. When I was in the hospital, the intensive care nurses regaled me with tales of how they were seeing younger and younger people have serious heart attacks. The youngest they knew of was 27. The reason for the increasing youth of heart attack victims, they said (in their opinion), was lifestyle choices, not pre-existing conditions. But everyone is different.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:50 PM   #11
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I LOVED the Sopranos....I heard a comparison tonight that Tony Soprano was the same TV-changing character as Archie Bunker....I believe that...

The ONLY show I ever spent money on to get the entire CD set...!

Even when I see him tonight on Piers Morgan I can still recall the excitement of getting home on Sunday night to watch the show...

RIP Mr New Jersey...All those great characters....Uncle June, Janice, Livia the mother, Carmela, Chris, Bobby, Dr Melfi,Gloria, Artie Bucco, Meadow,"Big Pussy", Ralphie, Silvio,Paulie, Furio....etc..

..The NJ accent...So many characters-cant' remember them all......!!! But they were all so well cast.....so dead on.....

RIP JG. I LOVED that show.....! TOO YOUNG to go!!!!

Where's the gabagool?!?!?!?





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so sad. too young. every time someone so young passes away it just makes me pause and appreciate life a little more.
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To put things in perspective, James was 10 weeks younger than me....
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Sorry to hear he has died. He was a great Tony Soprano! RIP
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I'm wondering if he had an existing heart condition. He was a bit overweight.

Big loss. Great actor.
He had also been a cocaine addict, and cocaine can weaken the heart and worsen any existing heart conditions. One reason why you see younger people having heart attacks in these times. Very sad.
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I didn't realize he was so young, thought he was in his late 50s. DW and I always enjoyed him and the roles he played.
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.......at least James Gandolfini, who portrayed him, is dead, presumably of natural causes, in Italy. He was 51.
On The Sopranos, wasn't "natural causes" a euphemism for getting whacked? (Too soon? )

Hopefully, he found the gabagool. (Couldn't find the real clip, so this'll have to do. )
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Tragic that he should pass at such a young age, but dropping dead suddenly from a heart attack is not a bad way to go.
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but dropping dead suddenly from a heart attack is not a bad way to go.
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