Nothing makes the Twittersphere explode like the death of a beloved star, and no exception was made for James Gandolfini, who died last night at age 51. After news broke of “The Sopranos” star sudden heart attack in Italy, Hollywood rushed to express its shock and grief in 140 characters.
Bye, bye Tony. We’ll miss you too.
The great James Gandolfini passed away today. Only 51. I can’t believe it. ampmdash; Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) June 20, 2013
I'm truly heartbroken to hear that James Gandolfini has passed away. He is one of my all time favorite actors. Tragic loss. ampmdash; Jonah Hill (@JonahHill) June 19, 2013
R.I.P James Gandolfini. One hell of an actor. ampmdash; Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) June 19, 2013
James Gandolfini on "Inside The Actors Studio": one of the most inspiring interviews about acting I have ever seen. http://t.co/mNeUqzw8E6 ampmdash; B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) June 20, 2013
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. ampmdash; Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) June 20, 2013
Speechless about the loss of Mr. Gandolfini. RIP James. Love to his family and pals. One of the most compelling actors to watch all-time. ampmdash; Richard Lewis (@TheRichardLewis) June 20, 2013
Speechless. James Gandolfini. Really sad… Hug the kids. ampmdash; Katey Sagal (@Kateylous) June 20, 2013
tony. we will not "fuhgeddaboudim". ampmdash; kurt sutter (@sutterink) June 20, 2013
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Stars Mourn James Gandolfini