June 19, 2013 - 5:24pm by melissa
James Gandolfini has died of an apparent heart attack in Italy. He was 51.
The actor cemented his icon status after playing mob boss Tony Soprano in the The Sopranos. Gandolfini also had memorable roles in Zero Dark Thirty, True Romance and Get Shorty, to name a few.
James was in Italy for the 59th Taormina Film Festival in Sicily, where he was planning on participating in a variety of events at the fest. He is survived by his wife and two children.