James Gandolfini

 

 

Age: 51

 

Summary: actor best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of a conflicted New Jersey mob boss on the groundbreaking HBO TV series The Sopranos, considered by many critics as the finest drama ever to have been aired on U.S. television who had won three Emmys during the show's run from 1999 to 2007 before he had appeared in several films since then, including Zero Dark Thirty (about the hunt for Osama bin Laden) and the crime drama Killing Them Softly, and who had been scheduled to attend the closing ceremony of the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily, Italy on June 22, 2013 to receive an award.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Born: September 18, 1961

 

Died: June 19, 2013

 

Location: Rome, Italy