Actor James Gandolfini Dies At 51

By Staff  |  06/19/2013

James Gandolfini

Actor James Gandolfini has reportedly passed away. He was just 51 years old.

According to Deadline.com, the actor passed away in Italy, after suffering a heart attack. TMZ says he was in Italy to attend the 59th Taormina Film Festival in Sicily.

Further details were unknown at press time.

Gandolfini leaves behind his wife, Deborah Lin; their 8-month-old daughter Liliana, and his teenage son from his first marriage with Marcy Wudarski, Michael.

He won a Golden Globe, three Emmy Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role as mob boss Tony Soprano on HBO's "The Sopranos." The actor, who is a New Jersey native, also had memorable roles in movies like True Romance, The Last Castle, and the voice of Carol in Where the Wild Things Are.

Gandolfini also produced the documentary "Hemingway & Gellhorn" for HBO, and was slated to produce an adaptation of Canadian comedy "Taxi-22" for CBS.