James Gandolfini Dead at 51: Country Stars React to ‘Sopranos’ Star’s Death
Actor James Gandolfini has died. The ‘Sopranos’ star was vacationing with family in Italy on Wednesday when he reportedly suffered a heart attack at about 10PM local time. In addition to his longtime fans, several country music stars took to Twitter to express sorrow for the loss of Tony Soprano.
New reports indicate that Gandolfini’s 13-year-old son Michael was the first to alert hotel staff to the medical emergency. Wife Deborah Lin, nine-month-old daughter Liliana and several other family members were also on the trip, according to US Weekly. Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, Thompson Square and Jo Dee Messina were amongst the first to share their thoughts on the shocking death of a man so well-known and loved in movie circles.
Cannot believe we’ve lost James Gandolfini… What a loss… Rest in peace…
— Jay DeMarcus (@JayDeMarcus) June 20, 2013
Damn sorry to hear about the passing of James Gandolfini. Tony Soprano will never die in my mind.
— James Otto (@jamesotto) June 20, 2013
— Jason M. Carroll (@JMCOfficial) June 20, 2013
so sad to hear that james gandolfini passed today.
— thompson square (@thompsonsquare) June 20, 2013
Thoughts and prayers go out to family of @JamesGandolfini. So sorry for your loss. It’s heartbreaking for so many
— Jo Dee Messina (@jodeemessina) June 20, 2013
So sad to see the news coming out that James Gandolfini has died that I don’t even wanna know if @HowardStern had him in his death pool.
— Jaron Lowenstein ® (@JaronLowe) June 19, 2013