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James Gandolfini -- who famously played Tony Soprano on "The Sopranos" -- died earlier today in Italy ... TMZ has learned.


Gandolfini is believed to have suffered a heart attack. He was 51.


Gandolfini was in Italy to attend the 59th Taormina Film Festival in Sicily -- and he was scheduled to participate in a festival event this weekend with Italian director Gabriele Muccino.


Gandolfini shot to fame playing a hitman in the 1993 hit "True Romance" ... and quickly became a Hollywood legend when he was cast as Tony Soprano in 1999. He won 3 Emmy awards for the role during the show's 6 season run.


Gandolfini also appeared in a ton of huge movies including "Get Shorty," "The Mexican" and "Zero Dark Thirty."


We last spoke to Gandolfini last month in L.A. -- he was in great spirits, making funny faces and joking about a "Sopranos" movie.


Source: http://www.tmz.com/2013/06/19/james-gandolfini-dead-dies-italy/



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This really sucks. He was such a great actor. Saying that, I never watched the Sopranos, but I saw him in other roles like Zero Dark Thirty and True Romance. My favourite ever role of his was in 8MM, where he played a guy who kindnapped women and made snuff movies. OK, it was a Nicholas Cage flick but Gandolfini was fantastic in it.


Watching Family Guy last night, they made a joke about "the most unwise decision since James Gandolfini installed a home gym". It was pretty funny to be honest, but not so much now :(.



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