Rome: The passing of actor James Gandolfini.

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Rome: The passing of actor James Gandolfini.

On Wednesday, actor James Gandolfini of HBO’s “The Sopranos” has passed away following a heart attack in Rome.

According to James Gandolfini’s Managers, the 51 years old actor died Wednesday while on vacation in Rome.

According to Dr. Claudio Modini at the Policlinic Umberto I Hospital in Rome, the actor suffered a cardiac arrest.

According to Dr. Claudio Modini, James Gandolfini arrived at the hospital at 20:40 GMT or 4:40pm ET on Wednesday and was pronounced dead at 11:00pm after resuscitation efforts in the ambulance and hospital failed.

James Gandolfini is probably best known for his role as wiseguy Tony Soprano in “The Sopranos,” which aired from 1999 to 2007.

James Gandolfini won several Emmy awards and Screen Actors Guild awards for his work in the HBO drama about a troubled crime boss struggling to balance his career in the mafia and his family life.

In 2007, James Gandolfini moved behind the camera, helping produce the Emmy-nominated documentary special on HBO, “Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq.”

James Gandolfini was born in Westwood, New Jersey and was introduced to acting as a young man living in New York City, New York.

Fans of James Gandolfini all over the globe are mourning his death and remembering how great of a actor and person he was.

James Gandolfini will be missed by his family and friends, and his many fans.

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