Yesterday’s tragic news of James Gandolfini’s death shocked fans and his friends and colleagues in Hollywood alike. The actor, who played Tony Soprano in the acclaimed HBO series The Sopranos, died in Italy of a possible heart attack at 51 years old.

Celebrities used Twitter to express their sadness over Gandolfini’s passing. Many stars of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals were among them. Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert) was particularly affected, as he appeared in the 2006 short film Club Soda with the actor. In the movie, Gandolfini played “The Man,” a mysterious figure who tries to set “The Kid,” played by Steven, on the right path after the aspiring actor breaks into the bar where he works to steal some money.

Even if they never worked with him, the other TVD and Originals actors still had fond memories of James Gandolfini. Joseph Morgan even admits to getting some inspiration for Klaus from the legendary actor’s performance in True Romance.

You can read Steven’s, Joseph’s, and more reactions below.

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