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James Gandolfini: the greatest TV star of his age dies

by | 20th, June 2013

** ADVANCE FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 8 **FILE**Actor James Gandolfini, right, and David Chase, creator of the HBO television series "The Sopranos," pose together after a panel discussion at the Writers Guild in Beverly Hills, Calif., March 31, 1999. Gandolfini portrays New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano in the series, which concludes in June 2007. (AP Photo/Jill Connelly)

JAMES Gandolfini, star turn in the greatest TV show of all time – that’s The Sopranos – has died. The man who gave flesh and bone to Tony Soprano died in Italy. He was 51.

The Sopranos creator David Chase (see above) pays tribute:

“[James] was a genius. Anyone who saw him even in the smallest of his performances knows that. He is one of the greatest actors of this or any time. A great deal of that genius resided in those sad eyes. I remember telling him many times, ‘You don’t get it. You’re like Mozart.’ There would be silence at the other end of the phone.”

Even the intro was fantastic:

In photos:

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