‘Sopranos’ Star James Gandolfini Dead at 51: Rockers React Via Twitter
The sad news came across late Wednesday afternoon (June 19) that actor James Gandolfini died of a possible heart attack while on vacation in Rome, Italy. The 51-year-old thespian was best known for his role as Tony Soprano on the hit HBO series ‘The Sopranos.’ As word spread, many in the entertainment community offered their thoughts on Gandolfini’s passing, including a number of top rockers.
During his tenure on the show, Gandolfini won three Emmy awards. He recently appeared in the films ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ ‘Not Fade Away’ and ‘Killing Them Softly,’ and his other credits included ‘The Last Castle,’ ‘The Mexican’ and ‘True Romance.’
Among those offering their condolences on the death of Gandolfini include Slash, Sebastian Bach, David Draiman, Gavin Rossdale and Joe Perry among others. A listing of some of the rocker tweets on Gandolfini can be seen below:
Terribly sad news about James Gandolfini’s passing. Such a fantastic actor. RIP.
- Slash (@Slash) June 20, 2013
51 is way too young to go. This is even scarier than the Sopranos RIP James Gandolfini you managed to make television incredible #ThankYou
- Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) June 20, 2013
JAMES GANDOLFINI, ONE OF MY FAVORITE ACTORS OF ALL TIME. REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOU WERE ONE OF THE GREATS.
- DAVID DRAIMAN (@DAVIDMDRAIMAN) June 19, 2013
james gandolfini– so sad what an incredible actor. more loss. be good to each other. it’s all so short
- GAVIN ROSSDALE (@GavinRossdale) June 20, 2013
James Gandolfini what a nice guy, so funny and sweet. He will be sorely missed. Our deepest condolences to his family.
- Joe Perry (@JoePerry) June 20, 2013
- Guns N’ Roses (@gunsnroses) June 19, 2013
- Nonpoint (@nonpoint) June 20, 2013
Wow – RIP James Gandolfini – that sucks!!! Great actor, how sad.
- Godsmack Official (@Godsmack_Music) June 19, 2013
RIP James Gandolfini. #GodofCarnage
- Scott Ian (@Scott_Ian) June 20, 2013