"Sporanos" star James Gandolfini died from a heart attack on June 19, while he was on vacation in Italy. Coming from an Italian family Gandolfini was a natural fit for the role of Tony Soprano - a mafia boss trying to balance his family and business. James kept saying that all mafia boss characters have to be fat, so he stopped exercising to keep his weight for the role.
James was acting in the New York theater in the 90s before getting roles in movies. His first breakthrough role was "Virgil the Hitman" in True Romance (1993). Ever since, James always wanted to play the bad characters. In real life, though, James was a cheerful, funny kind of guy - more fit to be a stand up comedian than a mafia boss, his friends recall.
RIP James, you will be missed.
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