“Sopranos” Actor James Gandolfini Dead At 51

LOS ANGELES (CBS4/AP) – James Gandolfini, the actor who brought crime boss Tony Soprano to life in the hit HBO series “The Sopranos” has died in Italy, HBO and his managers confirmed Wednesday night.

He was 51 years old.

The cable channel, and managers Mark Armstrong and Nancy Sanders, say Gandolfini died Wednesday while on holiday in Rome.

In a statement, HBO called the actor a great talent and a gentle and loving person.

Gandolfini played conflicted mob boss Tony Soprano in the groundbreaking HBO series that aired from 1999 to 2007.

His film credits included “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Killing Them Softly,” and he appeared in the Broadway production “God of Carnage.”

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