CNN iReporter Randy Robinson, an actor on the 2006 film "Lonely Hearts"
"He was like a big funny bear. He spent some time having fun ... There was this old couch that he would toss everything and anyone off of and lay down for a much needed nap. Well, let me tell you -- he snored louder than a bear could growl. They actually had to wake him because the microphones would pick it up."
Actor and musician Steven Van Zandt ?@StevieVanZandt
"I have lost a brother and a best friend. The world has lost one of the greatest actors of all time. Maureen and I send our deepest sympathy and love to Deborah, Michael, Lily, and all of Jimmy's family.
Actress Maureen VanZandt, @MVZaGoGo, played Gabriella Dante on 'The Sopranos'
I loved James so much. He was a beautiful man and a genius. I was honored to breather the same air as him. I'll love and remember him forever.
Fan and CNN iReporter Melissa Fazli
"James is iconic. He will go down with such names as Robert Deniro, Al Pacino, Warren Beatty, Marlon Brando and Joe Pesci as the best mobster actors. His legacy as Tony Soprano will forever be in the history books. "
Actress Lindsay Lohan, ?@lindsaylohan
"James Gandolfini was a dear friend and a great man. My heart goes out to his family. He will be greatly missed."
Comedian Damon Wayans ?@DamonkWayans
James Gandolfini, I never met him, but I feel like I've always known him! He communicated subtext masterfully. RIP.
Actor Kunal Nayyar ?@kunalnayyar
Rest in Peace James Gandolfini. May your star shine brightly on wherever you may lie.
Actor John Cusack ?@johncusack
RIP James Gandolfini -- had the pleasure of working with him and knowing him a bit -- always a truth teller- gent and all around class act.
Actor and comedian Dana Carvey ?@danacarvey
In a thousand thousand years, humans will watch and be moved by James Gandolfini.
Chris Carley, co-owner of Holsten's
"He was such a nice guy when he was here. You know, down to earth and really friendly with all the help that was here, and you know, all the people outside waiting to see him," he told CNN affiliate News 12 New Jersey. "Just all around nice guy."
The last shoot of "The Sopranos" was at Holsten's Brookdale Confectionery.
Actress Patricia Arquette ?@PattyArquette
"James Gandolfini was so talented. It is a loss not just for his colleagues but 4 those who appreciate good work."
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