James Gandolfini dead after heart attack. in Italy http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/james_gandolfini_XKEsZRGTj0ADAuscnNhbXL James Gandolfini, the heavyweight actor who won multiple Emmy Awards for his role as mob boss Tony Soprano in the smash HBO series, died today. HBO confirmed his death. He was 51. Gandolfini suffered a heart attack in Italy. He was due to appear at the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily this weekend. Ohhhh...Sh!t..!!!!! bang goes a remake of the Sopranos...?