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:
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Melissa Gorga 2 of 18
"No... James Gandolfini one of my favorites. RIP. prayers to his family."
Source: Twitter/Melissa Gorga
Alyssa Milano 3 of 18
"Rest in peace, Mr. Gandolfini."
Source: Twitter/Alyssa Milano
Teresa Giudice 4 of 18
"So sad to hear about James Gandolfini. My thoughts & prayers are with his wife & kids."
Source: Twitter/Teresa Guidice
Bethenny Frankel 5 of 18
"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
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
"The great James Gandolfini passed away today. Only 51. I can't believe it."
Photo Source: Twitter/Bette Midler
Giuliana Rancic 8 of 18
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"I'm sadder about James Gandolfini than everyone else."
Source: Twitter/ Jimmy Kimmel
Steve Carrell 14 of 18
"James Gandolfini. Unbelievably sad news. A fine man."
Source: Twitter/Steve Carrell
B.J. Novak 15 of 18
Patton Oswalt 16 of 18
"Bada BULLS*&T. G'bye, Gandolfini. This sucks."
Source: Twitter/Patton Oswalt
Christina Applegate 17 of 18
"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
"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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