RIP, Tony Soprano. Actor James Gandolfini, who rose to fame as the conflicted mobster on HBO’s The Sopranos, passed away from an apparent heart attack in Italy at the age of 51. James was vacationing at the time attending a wedding in Rome and planning to appear at the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily.

His death sent shockwaves throughout the entertainment community, with people expressing their grief and condolences via social media. Several Real Housewives stars took to Twitter to commemorate the talented actor.

Real Housewives of Orange County’s Heather Dubrow retweeted a message from actress Nia Vardalos about James Gandolfini’s passing, adding, “Agreed, so sad- so talented - so lovely... R.I.P.”


Co-star Alexis Bellino had a personal connection to the actor, sharing a picture of herself and husband Jim Bellino with James taken in April. Alexis wrote, “Life is precious. We were just with James Gandolfini a month ago. Such a good man. He is missed...”

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster also paid her respects on Twitter, writing, “❤Fly with the angels James Gandolfini, you will be missed.......”

From the sound of it, James will be dearly missed by many. What was your reaction to the actor’s sudden death?

Source: Twitter