'Sopranos' Star James Gandolfini dead at 51
LOS ANGELES- James Gandolfini, the actor famous for his role in "The Sopranos," died in Italy Wednesday.
The 51-year-old was vacationing in Rome, HBO and his managers said.
In a statement, HBO called the actor a great talent and a gentle and loving person.
Gandolfini played conflicted mob boss Tony Soprano in the HBO series that aired from 1999 to 2007.
He also appeared in "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Killing Them Softly," and he appeared in the Broadway production "God of Carnage."
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