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James Gandolfini Dead at 51, Actor Won Three Emmys for The Sopranos
E online ^ | 6/19/2013 | Natalie Finn

Posted on 06/19/2013 5:25:30 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town

The Emmy-winning star of The Sopranos suffered a possible heart attack while in Italy, where he was attending the Taormina Film Festival, HBO confirmed Wednesday.


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Dead at 51 from heart attach while vacationing in Rome
1 posted on 06/19/2013 5:25:30 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town
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To: Jim from C-Town
gandolfini
2 posted on 06/19/2013 5:26:55 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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To: Jim from C-Town

wow, if a “possible heart attack” will do that to you, imagine what an actual one will do!


3 posted on 06/19/2013 5:26:58 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: Jim from C-Town

So maybe he just kind of quickly faded to black.


4 posted on 06/19/2013 5:27:33 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

A lot worse ways to go. Hope he was in the saddle. RIP.


5 posted on 06/19/2013 5:28:55 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Jim from C-Town

I just hear on TMZ


6 posted on 06/19/2013 5:28:55 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: schm0e

They have not confirmed cause of death. I didn’t write the story nor did I edit it. I simply posted it when I found out.


7 posted on 06/19/2013 5:29:12 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town
Wow. What an unbelievable shock. Loved him in The Sopranos. Unidentified Black Males was one of my favorite episodes.
8 posted on 06/19/2013 5:30:24 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Jim from C-Town

May James Gandolfini RIP


9 posted on 06/19/2013 5:30:49 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

A lot worse ways to go. Hope he was in the saddle. RIP.


10 posted on 06/19/2013 5:31:49 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Jim from C-Town

All kinds of people drop dead while on vacation. Looks like this guy is now part of that growing list...Probably the food or change of routine makes the heart just explode...


11 posted on 06/19/2013 5:32:17 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Not to sound too insensitive, but guys with that barrel-chested body type seem to go out early like that.


12 posted on 06/19/2013 5:32:22 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Same age that my brother was when he died of a heart attack. RIP Mr. Gandolfini.


13 posted on 06/19/2013 5:35:36 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

He was in Italy...Probably woofing down on Chef Boyardee’s big Beefaroni. .


14 posted on 06/19/2013 5:36:38 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Does this bring Chris Christie to mind?


15 posted on 06/19/2013 5:36:40 PM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Was he Brietbarted for his roll in 0-Dark 30....


16 posted on 06/19/2013 5:36:47 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Oh no. He was s nice guy. Too young.


17 posted on 06/19/2013 5:37:23 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

It’s weird. It’s like I lost a good friend.I’ll try not to read too much into this feeling...;-)


18 posted on 06/19/2013 5:44:48 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: dragnet2

Another huge obie supporter bites the dust. Liked his acting but his politics sucked. Like most ar-teests. RIP James.


19 posted on 06/19/2013 5:47:02 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: BreezyDog

On that thought I’m going out to smoke a nice cigar and reflect while I do my nightly mile and a half walk...


20 posted on 06/19/2013 5:47:03 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: Cyman

Going via a heart attack is not easy.


21 posted on 06/19/2013 5:47:59 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Cyman

>A lot worse ways to go. Hope he was in the saddle.<

That is a happy thought in a sad situation.

I was counseled to always go on top. That way if you did die in the act, you got one more downstroke. When the EMT removed you, you got one more upstroke. And if they slip up and drop you, you get another downstroke... Followed by —Well, you get the idea.


22 posted on 06/19/2013 5:54:51 PM PDT by Joe Bfstplk
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To: Jim from C-Town

Doesn’t Italy have socialized medicine?


23 posted on 06/19/2013 5:57:05 PM PDT by Bizhvywt
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His father died at 84.
25 posted on 06/19/2013 6:02:51 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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To: Jim from C-Town

They go in three’s so there’s probably going to be two more real soon.


26 posted on 06/19/2013 6:03:17 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (What difference does it make?)
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What a shame. Way too young.

My favorite quote from the great philosopher, Tony Soprano:

Whaddya gonna do?


28 posted on 06/19/2013 6:21:35 PM PDT by newheart (The worst thing the Left ever did was to convince the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

R.I.P. James. Thanks for the entertainment.


29 posted on 06/19/2013 6:24:25 PM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: dragnet2
All kinds of people drop dead while on vacation. Looks like this guy is now part of that growing list...Probably the food or change of routine makes the heart just explode...

Inflammation is a trigger. They say the CDC tracks heart attacks to get a jump on flu epidemics, because the flu increases inflammation.

30 posted on 06/19/2013 6:27:44 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: newheart
The final scene.
31 posted on 06/19/2013 6:28:12 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Veggie Todd

Vince Flynn died yesterday or today and Slim Whitman Died today. He was at least 90. Flynn was in his mid forties, James G was only 51.

For your listening pleasure:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcQUaOdif-Y


32 posted on 06/19/2013 6:29:21 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town
Like so many; just feel such a sadness.

Vacations should be better than this; but we know too often; even relaxing; can be deadly- if one not ready. And plane flights can take a toll...

Can only say; Prayers 'up' for James Gandolfini and 'God Bless'....

33 posted on 06/19/2013 6:29:28 PM PDT by cricket (Push Back Lib Agenda's; Lib propaganda; Lib/Marxist PC; Lib Leaderhship)
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To: Veggie Todd

For your listening and viewing pleasure:

Annie Laurie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RacAd8SV5ro


34 posted on 06/19/2013 6:32:34 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: cricket

Yep, going to Europe for two weeks starting next week.

Over the past month, been working out like a fiend and eating healthy.

I plan every hour of the flight to stand up and walk up and down the plane, and drink plenty of water (which probably will take care of having to get up out of the seat to go to the lavatory).


35 posted on 06/19/2013 6:36:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Pharmboy

One of the best endings in TV history—at least if you followed the series.(Too bad Bill and Hil stole it.) Not quite the end of Newheart, but a great one nonetheless.


36 posted on 06/19/2013 6:42:10 PM PDT by newheart (The worst thing the Left ever did was to convince the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

wow!!


37 posted on 06/19/2013 6:53:40 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Jim from C-Town; All

never was much of a Soprano’s fan but Gandolfini was a good guy...did specials with injured soldiers and very much a regular Joe (he used to sit in the crowd with the regulars at Rutgers football games, was in the crowd at the MACY’s Thanksgiving Parade)...


38 posted on 06/19/2013 6:55:18 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Bada Bing


39 posted on 06/19/2013 6:58:24 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Jim from C-Town
Well they say that in the year after "The Sopranos" finale, the song "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey was the most played song on the radio even though it was a hit nearly 30 years before. Even now, I am hearing that song constantly and it always reminds me of that final episode.

James Gandolfini was my age but whenever I saw him on the TV, high blood pressure always came to mind. Now I have no idea how he lived his personal life but on the TV, he came across as a classic type "A" personality who was already on the verge of exploding into anger.

I would like to know what his diet and exercise regimen was in real life. Did he eat a lot of veal parm with cheese and pasta and wash it down with gallons of red wine? He seemed like that type of guy.

Anyway, he's my age and it comes as sort of a shock that somebody that young would drop dead of a heart attack. However, given his body mass, maybe not so much of a surprise.

40 posted on 06/19/2013 7:08:23 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Jim from C-Town

The final episode left a lot of questions that could have been answered in a movie that will never be made. Will Tony be indicted? Will Silvio pull through? What will happen to Patsy Parisi, who ran away during the gunfight where Silvio was badly wounded? With Phil Leotardo gone, who takes over in New York?


41 posted on 06/19/2013 7:09:55 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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That was my first thought. Chris is suffering from the sweats tonight.


42 posted on 06/19/2013 7:11:18 PM PDT by Oratam
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My mostly fit brother died of a heart attack at 42. It happens.

But Gandolfini looked like he indulged.


43 posted on 06/19/2013 7:11:25 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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Indulged and he looked 61 not 51.


44 posted on 06/19/2013 7:16:09 PM PDT by bluerose (Nick Searcy For President)
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To: GreenHornet

Funny; I just read an article this month where Chase & James were interviewed about a possible movie & James said that he & Chase had thrown around some ideas. James said he would do a movie if Chase asked....first time there’s been ANY talk about a movie. Then this:(


45 posted on 06/19/2013 7:16:41 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Jim from C-Town

Greta Van Dieselfuel has declared Gandolfini’s death was due to overweight, an object lesson for all obese people (I added the seond part).


46 posted on 06/19/2013 7:19:03 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: newheart
My favorite quote from the great philosopher, Tony Soprano:
Whaddya gonna do?

Funny. I was just thinking of that same quote from early in the Sopranos where Tony is talking about his Mother's death; "whaddya gonna do?"

47 posted on 06/19/2013 7:19:52 PM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: GreenHornet

It answers a lot about the final episode. Now that he’s dead he would have to have been killed eating his onion rings. Before he would have survived. Now I just think there will be no rumored movie.


48 posted on 06/19/2013 7:24:10 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Flick Lives
Funny. I was just thinking of that same quote from early in the Sopranos where Tony is talking about his Mother's death; "whaddya gonna do?"

Coincidentally, today is Nancy Marchand's birthday. She would have been 85.

49 posted on 06/19/2013 7:24:30 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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Toward the end of The Soprano’s I read an interview where he said one of the reasons he wanted off the show was because he was in so many scenes he worked twelve hour days with a lot of inactivity,waiting around on the set, and ate what ever was available which usually wasn’t good for you. He said it was taking a toll on his health. You can also watch the series from beginning to end and see his weight go up and up and he looks worn out by the last episode.


50 posted on 06/19/2013 7:35:05 PM PDT by MacMattico
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