Tony Soprano, Our Guy: R.I.P. James Gandolfini
While we have never covered him on our site, Refinery29 editors (and we would guess readers, as well) were deeply affected by The Sopranos
. Or perhaps, True Romance
, or Zero Dark Thirty
. Or even Where The Wild Things Are
, another one of James Gandolfini's works. Which is why the death of Mr. Gandolfini is particularly emotional — He wasn't just Tony Soprano, he was one of the greatest character actors of our generation, turning abrasive, one-dimensional figures into true humans. Always playing the tough but surprisingly sensitive role, the New Jersey-born actor passed away today in Italy of a heart attack when he was in Sicily for a film festival. As a site, and as people who enjoy both cinema and television, our hearts are broken — we've lost a great actor today. Our thoughts to his family, and of course, the fans of Gandolfini's films, too.
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