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The world was shocked and saddened to learn of actor James Gandolfini’s passing on June 19 during a family vacation to Rome, Italy. The Sopranos star apparently suffered a massive heart attack and died at Policlinico Umberto I Hospital, according to NBC News.

Perhaps most well-known for playing Tony Soprano — the mob boss raising a family in suburban New Jersey — on the hit HBO drama, Jersey-born James was full of Garden State ties.

Even though the stars of The Real Housewives of New Jersey had no personal connections to James (that we know of) the ladies  were still moved and upset by his untimely death, and many of them took to Twitter to share their feelings.

Teresa Giudice tweeted, “So sad to hear about James Gandolfini. My thoughts & prayers are with his wife & kids.”

Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile followed suit. “No... James Gandolfini one of my favorites. RIP. prayers to his family,” Melissa wrote, while Kathy noted, “Jersey will miss you! My prayers to his family and children. RIP #JamesGandolfini.”

As usual, Caroline Manzo was the most succinct, simply tweeting, “So sad to hear of James Gandolfini's passing - too young, too soon.”

Our thoughts and prayers go out to James’ family and friends during this difficult time.