Actor James Gandolfini of 'The Sopranos' dies at 51

Gandolfini rose to fame as crime boss Tony Soprano on the “The Sopranos.” 

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    The actor arrives at the BAFTA Brits to watch the event in Los Angeles, California in 2011. (REUTERS)
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    A reserved sign sits on the booth where the last show of the HBO series "The Sopranos" was filmed at Holsten's ice cream parlor, Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Bloomfield, N.J. The sign was put on the booth where the last scene was filmed in honor of actor James Gandolfini who died Wednesday in Italy. He was 51. 
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    September 15, 2010: Actors James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, and Steve Buscemi arrive at the premiere of "Boardwalk Empire" in New York City. (REUTERS)
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    This 2007 file photo originally supplied by HBO, shows James Gandolfini, left, Steven Van Zandt and Tony Sirico, right, members of the cast of the HBO cable television mob drama "The Sopranos." HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP)
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    December 10, 2012: Cast member James Gandolfini poses at the premiere of "Zero Dark Thirty" at the Dolby theatre in Hollywood. (REUTERS)
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    May 20, 2013: This file photo shows actor James Gandolfini at the LA premiere of "Nicky Deuce" in Los Angeles. HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP)
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    This undated publicity photo, released by HBO, shows actor James Gandolfini in his role as Tony Soprano, head of the New Jersey crime family portrayed in HBO's "The Sopranos" HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP)
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    Cast member James Gandolfini arrives with his wife Deborah Lin on the red carpet for the film "Violet & Daisy," during the 36th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), September 15, 2011. (REUTERS)
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