Reports of actor James Gandolfini's death sent shock waves through Hollywood on June 19. According to multiple sources, the 51-year-old star of the HBO monster hit "The Sopranos" suffered a massive heart attack and passed away while vacationing in Italy. The sad news prompted scores of celebrities to flock to Twitter to express their disbelief and to send condolences to Gandolfini's widow, former model Deborah Lin.
"So sad for James Gandolfini and his family. Praying for your peace." -- Figure skater Johnny Weir-Voronov
"RIP James Gandolfini, one of the nicest guys I've ever met" -- Senator John McCain
Actor Jaleel White angrily chastised the media for its treatment of the bad news, tweeting "so disrespectful the blogs choosing to say Tony Soprano died. If u don't know the diff. U prob get drunk a lot & r frequently carried home."
"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." -- Former "Real Housewives of New York" star Bethenny Frankel
"RIP James Gandofini. An amazing actor that made arguably the greatest drama of all time, & a funny, sweet, gentle giant off screen." -- Ricky Gervais
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