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RIP James Gandolfini: Celebrities Send Out Their Condolences

This week we lost an amazing actor, the one and only James Gandolfini. The Sopranos star, who won three Emmys for his role as mafia boss Tony Soprano, died suddenly while in Italy. And he wasn’t just a beloved actor, he was beloved as a man. One of those stars that you never heard a bad word uttered or written about him.

His death, at the young age of 51, came as a shock to all and especially to his peers in Hollywood, luminaries, and even a couple Real Housewives who live in very Soprano like mansions in New Jersey.

Check out what celebrities tweeted out about this horrendous loss – from Teresa Giudice of Real Housewives of New Jersey to Bette Midler to Jonah Hill – right here:

  • James Gandolfini 1 of 18
    **BREAKING NEWS** James Gandolfini has  passed away at the age of 51 in Italy after reportedly suffering a heart attack
  • Melissa Gorga 2 of 18
    Melissa Gorga Autograph Signing at Sugar Factory in Las Vegas on March 23, 2013

    "No... James Gandolfini one of my favorites. RIP. prayers to his family."

    Source: Twitter/Melissa Gorga

  • Alyssa Milano 3 of 18
    2013 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals

    "Rest in peace, Mr. Gandolfini."

    Source: Twitter/Alyssa Milano

  • Teresa Giudice 4 of 18
    Teresa Giudice Hosts "Dinner with Teresa" at The Coastline Bar & Grill in Cherry Hill - May 17, 2013

    "So sad to hear about James Gandolfini. My thoughts & prayers are with his wife & kids."

    Source: Twitter/Teresa Guidice

  • Bethenny Frankel 5 of 18
    40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards - Arrivals

    "Just heard TV icon James Gandolfini has died. I'm shocked. I'm sad. I loved his work. My heart goes out to his family."

    Source: Twitter/Bethenny Frankel

  • Julie Benz 6 of 18
    70th Annual Golden Globe Awards Kick-Off Party Hosted by Audi - Arrivals

    The ex-Dexter star wrote: ""so incredibly sad…. RIP James Gandolfini … your work inspired and entertained… so incredibly sad."

    Source: Twitter/Julie Benz

  • Bette Midler 7 of 18
    6th Annual God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards Celebration - Arrivals

    "The great James Gandolfini passed away today. Only 51. I can't believe it."

    Photo Source: Twitter/Bette Midler

  • Giuliana Rancic 8 of 18
    85th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

    "Just heard James Gandolfini has died of a heart attack at the age of 51. So incredibly sad"
    Source: Twitter/Giuliana Rancic

  • Jonah Hill 9 of 18
    "21 Jump Street" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

    "I'm truly heartbroken to hear that James Gandolfini has passed away. He is one of my all time favorite actors. Tragic loss."

    Source: Twitter/Jonah Hill

  • Rainn Wilson 10 of 18
    2009 NCLR ALMA Awards - Press Room

    "Arrivederci, James Gandolfini. You were one of the great greats. We'll miss your dangerous, big heart. #RIPGandolfini"

    Source: Twitter/Rainn Wilson

  • Olivia Wilde 11 of 18
    "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

    "James Gandolfini was a kind, funny, wonderful guy. I'm so lucky to have worked with him. Sending love to his family. Such a sad, sad day."

    Source: Twitter/Olivia Wilde

  • Gavin Rossdale 12 of 18
    "The Bling Ring" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

    "James Gandolfini-- so sad what an incredible actor. more loss. be good to each other. it's all so short"

    Source: Twitter/Gavin Rossdale

  • Jimmy Kimmel 13 of 18
    2013 MusiCares Person of the Year Honoring Bruce Springsteen - Arrivals

    "I'm sadder about James Gandolfini than everyone else."

    Source: Twitter/ Jimmy Kimmel

     

  • Steve Carrell 14 of 18
    "Despicable Me" UK Premiere - Arrivals

    "James Gandolfini. Unbelievably sad news. A fine man."

    Source: Twitter/Steve Carrell

  • B.J. Novak 15 of 18
    "The Internship" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

    "James Gandolfini on "Inside The Actors Studio": one of the most inspiring interviews about acting I have ever seen." You can check it out here.

    Source: Twitter/B.J. Novak

  • Patton Oswalt 16 of 18
    Broadcast Television Journalists Association's 3rd Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards - Inside Arrivals

    "Bada BULLS*&T. G'bye, Gandolfini. This sucks."

    Source: Twitter/Patton Oswalt

  • Christina Applegate 17 of 18
    NBC Universal 2012 Winter TCA Press Tour All-Star Party - Arrivals

    "I am so deeply saddened by the untimely passing of sweet James Gandolfini! My heart is broken for his family!! I'm in shock."

    Source: Twitter/Christina Applegate

  • Robin Williams 18 of 18
    BAFTA Los Angeles 2011 Britannia Awards - Arrivals

    "My thoughts and prayers go out to James Gandolfini's family. An extraordinary actor. RIP, Mr. Gandolfini."

    Source: Twitter/Robin Williams

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