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'Sopranos' star Gandolfini dead at 51

  • Actor James Ganolfini has died of a possible heart attack in Italy, HBO confirms
  • Played iconic mobster Tony Soprano on the much-beloved cable series
James Gandolfini in 2011

Actor James Gandolfini has died after suffering a possible heart attack in Italy, an HBO spokeswoman and the actor's manager said Wednesday.

He is best known for for playing Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano on "The Sopranos," which ran on HBO for six seasons, from 1999 until 2007.

Photos: A look back at James Gandolfini

Gandolfini was born in Westwood, New Jersey, in 1961. He won three Emmy awards for his work on "The Sopranos."

In a statement, his managers said: "It is with immense sorrow that we report our client James Gandolfini passed away today while on holiday in Rome, Italy.  Our hearts are shattered and we will miss him deeply.  He and his family were part of our family for many years and we are all grieving." has the very latest.

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