Hollywood lost an amazing man yesterday. James Gandolfini died of a heart attack at age 51. Three-time Emmy winner Gandolfini was best known as starring on The Sopranos as mob boss Tony Soprano. Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who played the daughter of Gandolfini's character, told Us Weekly that she was "heartbroken" to find out the news.
"I spent 10 years of my life studying and admiring one of the most brilliant actors, yes, but more importantly, one of the greatest men," she continues. "Jim had the ability, unbeknownst to him, to make you feel like everything would be alright if he was around. I treasure my memories with him and feel so honored that I was an up close witness to his greatness."
Gandolfini leaves behind his wife Deborah and their 9-month-old daughter Liliana, as well as his 13-year-old son MIchael from a previous marriage. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.