Sopranos Family Tributes James Gandolfini: 'He Was a Man of Tremendous Depth and Sensitivity'

Not long after news spread of Sopranos star James Gandolfini‘s passing, members of his fictional Mob family made sure to let the world know how much they missed the man who so brilliantly and memorably played Tony.

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The 51-year-old actor died Wednesday of a suspected heart attack while in Rome, Italy, where he was to be honored and lead a class at the annual Taormina Film Festival.

Click through the gallery below to see what members of the HBO drama – “wife” Edie Falco, “therapist” Lorraine Bracco and “nephew” Michael Imperioli included — had to say about their much-missed co-star, his on-screen power and the hole he leaves in both their lives and the acting landscape at large.

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  1. James Gandolfini will always be Tony Soprano forever. RIP :-(

  2. Heartbreaking to read these reactions.

  3. Kelly says:

    So sad. RIP.

  4. Ashley says:

    Never thought out of all people……. james gandolfini is NO LONGER AROUND………really sad and really sucks………….THE SAPRANOS changed cable tv BIG TIME……..we wouldn’t have shows like The Walking Dead, Sons Of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, Game Of Thrones, The Wire and hell……a whole lot more if it wasn’t for this show and of course gandolfini himself bringing tony saparno into our hearts and lives-R.I.P and god bless his familia!!

  5. Elly says:

    I’ve been watching The Sopranos the passed two weeks and I was literally watching the scene where Tony is clinging to life on a coma when I read that he had died. Then seeing Edie Falco lose it and the scene where he arrives at “the party” I just started bawling. Such a loss.

  6. Lola says:

    It is not terribly unusual to read about the untimely death of celebrities. For some reason, for me, this is different. Tony Soprano got inside your heart in a way that made you want to know him. Wow. So very sad for his family and friends, and for us. We’ve lost an actor of the highest caliber. RIP Tony Soprano.

  7. Uzi says:

    These reactions from “Sopranos” co-workers brought tears to my eyes, as they’re obviously totally heartfelt, not the usual typical statements written by PR people. One of my favorite recent films is “Not Fade Away,” which featured another wonderful performance by James Gandolfini. RIP…

  8. Fernanda says:

    HBO should do a special tv reunion with the cast and crew of The Sopranos and remember how amazing was the show and specially James Gandolfini.

    • Bob says:

      I’m guessing they’ll do something extra-special at the Emmy’s later this year. My guess would be all the Sopranos actors come out on stage and pay tribute.

  9. jason says:

    i was so shocked to hear about james gandolfinis untimely passing. what an amazing actor. the sopranos will forever be his legacy. rip. we have lost one of the greats. so very sad

  10. Whatever says:

    RIP JG

  11. Louise says:

    The Sopranos will always be one of my favourite series ever. Mainly due to James’ amazing performance.