James Gandolfini through the years

POSTED: 7:17 PM Jun 19 2013   UPDATED: 5:35 AM Jun 20 2013
Death of 'Sopranos' star comes as surprise to many

The death of James Gandolfini, best known for his role as an anxiety-ridden mob boss on HBO's "The Sopranos," on Wednesday affected many in Hollywood and beyond.

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James Gandolfini, best known for his role as an anxiety-ridden mob boss on HBO's "The Sopranos," died in Italy, possibly of a heart attack, an HBO spokeswoman and the actor's managers said Wednesday. He was 51.

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