James Gandolfini R.I.P
September 18, 1961 —- June 19, 2013
American TV icon James Gandolfini died suddently yesterday while attending a film festival in Rome, Italy. First reports say the cause of death was a massive heart-attack. Gandolfini was 51 years old and at the height of his career. While a very versatile actor in his own right, he is best known for his role as the crime-boss Tony Soprano in the mega-hit The Sopranos (1999–2007) , he is rumoured to have been earning more than one million dollars per episode in the final season. Gandolfini is survived by his wife, Deborah, and their 9-month-old daughter, Liliana. He is also survived by a son, Michael, from another marriage.
The Sopranos put Cappola’s GodFather into a more modern American context…Tony Soprano was almost the ‘ordinary guy next door’. Likeable, vulnerable and with all of the vices that we have. James Gandolfini’s calm, cool and laid back interpretation of Tony Soprano quickly became another great American iconic symbol.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpRTIl9bHlk
“The older I get, the funnier-looking I get, the more comedies I’m offered. I’m starting to look like a toad, so I’ll probably be getting even more soon.”
You will be missed