1. RIP tony

    James Gandolfini Dies in Italy

    James Gandolfini arrives at the LA premiere of "Nicky Deuce" at the ArcLight Hollywood on Monday, May 20, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

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    The Sopranos star James Gandolfini died on Wednesday, representatives from HBO have confirmed. The 51-year-old actor is believed to have suffered a heart attack while in Italy for a scheduled appearance at the 59th Taormina Film Festival in Sicily. During his run in the critically acclaimedThe Sopranos, Gandolfini won three Emmy awards. His wife, Deborah Lin, gave birth to a daughter in October 2012, and he has another son from a previous marriage.

    Of a heart attack, apparently.

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    Read it at Variety