The man best known for portraying Tony Soprano on HBO's acclaimed gangster drama The Sopranos died in Italy today. The initial reports from Deadline.com attributed cause of death to a stroke, but was later changed to a heart attack. Gandolfini was 51 years old.
Gandolfini is survived by his wife Deborah Lin, their infant daughter Liliana, and a teenage son Michael from his previous marriage.
His filmography includes roles in True Romance, In the Loop, Crimson Tide, Get Shorty, The Mexican, Killing Them Softly, and Where the Wild Things Are, where he voiced Carol. His is the first voice you hear in the following trailer—
—and his face is the last thing audiences saw in the final moments of what has become maybe the most controversial ending in modern television.