Actor James Gandolfini died suddenly of an apparent heart attack while on vacation in Rome. He was 51.
Gandolfini is, of course, best known for portraying Tony Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos from 1999 to 2007.
Prior to his Sopranos success, Gandolfini appeared in movies such as True Romance, Crimson Tide and Get Shorty. Following the Sopranos, Gandolfini appeared in The Taking of Pelham 123, Where The Wild Things Are and Zero Dark Thirty.
Gandolfini also produced two documentaries – Alive Today:Home from Iraq and Wartorn: 1861 to 2010. The former focused on injured Iraq War veterans while the latter focused on the history of PTSD in the American military from the Civil War through Afghanistan and Iraq.
I leave you with Gandolfini singing Engelbert Humperdinck’s “A Man Without Love”.