James Gandolfini died in Italy today, reports TMZ. He was 51. Developing…
Update: Variety has confirmed that Gandolfini died of a stroke (now updated to possible heart attack).
HBO also confirms that James Gandolfini has died.
James Gandolfini — who famously played Tony Soprano on “The Sopranos” — reportedly died earlier today in Italy … TMZ has learned.
The details surrounding Gandolfini’s death are unclear. He was 51.
Gandolfini was in Italy to attend the 59th Taormina Film Festival in Sicily — and he was scheduled to participate in a festival event this weekend with Italian director Gabriele Muccino.
Gandolfini shot to fame playing a hitman in the 1993 hit “True Romance” … and quickly became a Hollywood legend when he was cast as Tony Soprano in 1999.