James Gandolfini, the actor best known for his role as Tony Soprano has died of a suspected heart attack in Italy.

This article titled “James Gandolfini: master Soprano dies of suspected heart attack in Italy” was written by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles, for guardian.co.uk on Thursday 20th June 2013 06.40 UTC

The actor James Gandolfini, who played mafia boss Tony Soprano on the hit TV series The Sopranos, has died of a suspected heart attack in Italy. He was 51.

Colleagues and fans expressed shock after news broke late on Wednesday. “It is with immense sorrow that we report our client James Gandolfini passed away today while on holiday in Rome, Italy,” said his managers, Mark Armstrong and Nancy Sanders. “Our hearts are shattered and we will miss him deeply.”

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