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Mr. Soprano James Gandolfini, Dead At Age 51


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  • Mr. Soprano James Gandolfini, Dead At Age 51

    (Kind of wish the Entertainment Forum was still around for this, oh well......)

    Just saw this online tonight.

    James Gandolfini, 'The Sopranos' Star, Dead at 51 - Yahoo! TV

    Here's the beginning of the article, which is kind of lengthy, the rest of if you can read by going to the link posted above:

    Terrible news for TV fans: James Gandolfini, who played mobster Tony Soprano on HBO's seminal drama "The Sopranos," died suddenly today at the age of 51.

    Gandolfini was traveling in Italy on vacation when he fell ill; conflicting reports have him suffering either a heart attack or a stroke. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Lin, and an eight-month-old daughter, Liliana, as well as a son, Michael, from a previous marriage.
    "Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children." - Walter Elias Disney

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    Re: Mr. Soprano James Gandolfini, Dead At Age 51

    He was iconic. I feel so bad for his family.


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      Re: Mr. Soprano James Gandolfini, Dead At Age 51

      Further details released regarding the death of Gandolfini....

      Sad New Details Emerge Around James Gandolfini's Death - Yahoo! TV

      While the tragic news of James Gandolfini's unexpected passing has left his many fans shocked and saddened, new details have emerged about his death. The 51-year-old was on a boys' trip to Italy with his son, Michael, according to his actor-friend Gilles Marini ("Brothers & Sisters," "Dancing With the Stars"). They were in Rome celebrating the 13-year-old's eighth-grade graduation, and then the "Sopranos" star was expected to attend the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily this weekend and receive the Taormina City Prize.

      The New Jersey-born actor was in his hotel room at the Boscolo Exedra Roma when he became ill at about 10 p.m. local time. Antonio D'Amore, a spokesperson for the five-star hotel, told the "Today" show that the star's son called the reception desk to summon help upon discovering his father in the bathroom after he had apparently suffered a heart attack.

      When hotel personnel arrived, Gandolfini was on the bathroom floor with his son by his side, and he was still alive, D'Amore said. Efforts to resuscitate Gandolfini were made and continued as he was driven to the nearby Policlinico Umberto I Hospital.

      Claudio Modini, the director of the Emergency Department of Policlinico, told ABC News that Gandolfini arrived at the hospital in cardiac arrest at 10:20 p.m. Resuscitation efforts continued for 40 minutes, at which point he was pronounced dead. His official time of death was 11 p.m.

      The "Zero Dark Thirty" star's cause of death is still undetermined. An autopsy will take place Friday because Italian law stipulates that an autopsy be conducted at least 24 hours after the death occurred.

      Also, before Italian authorities can release Gandolfini's remains for transport back to the United States, the U.S. Embassy in Rome must issue a death certificate.
      TMZ reports that Gandolfini's first wife, Marcy Wudarski, immediately flew to Italy to be with their son.

      The actor was married to Deborah Lin Gandolfini, who gave birth to the actor's second child, a daughter, last fall.
      "Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children." - Walter Elias Disney


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