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Actor James Gandolfini Dead After Apparent Heart Attack

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Actor James Gandolfini, who skyrocketed to fame playing Tony Soprano in the runaway HBO hit "The Sopranos", is dead in Italy after what appears to be a heart attack.

Fox News is reporting that Gandolfini had gone there for a film festival.  He was 51 years old.

Gandolfini won three Emmy Awards for his work as gangster/mob boss Tony Soprano.  It was rumored that he was coming back to HBO for a new series.

Gandolfini also played in several hit movies, including "Zero Dark Thirty", "Get Shorty", and "The Mexican".

Gandolfini had two children, one who which was born less than a year ago.  He leaves behind his wife, Deborah Lin.

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