Not Awesome: James Gandolfini Dead at 51

James Gandolfini

Holy shit!

[The Toronto Star](

> James Gandolfini, the burly actor best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of a conflicted New Jersey mob boss in the acclaimed HBO cable television series The Sopranos, has died while vacationing in Rome, Italy, the network said on Wednesday.

> Gandolfini, 51, who began his career in live theater in New York, died of a possible heart attack, HBO spokeswoman Mara Mikialian told Reuters.