Since the news spread last night that Sopranos star James Gandolfini had died, friends, co-stars and fans of the late actor have taken to Twitter to express their grief at the 51-year-old’s untimely death.
Gandolfini, who was on vacation with his family in Italy when he went into cardiac arrest yesterday, was the star of HBO’s hugely successful TV show The Sopranos, which many have called the best TV show of all time. He also played in recent films Killing Them Softly, Zero Dark Thirty and this year’s The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.
An overwhelming amount of celebrities and co-stars have paid tribute to Gandolfini since the news of his death was first reported. With responses ranging from co-stars like Steven Van Zandt (The Sopranos) to politicians like Sen. John McCain and Gov. Chris Christie, it seems like all of those who knew Gandolfini want to share his legacy. We’ve gathered some of those tributes and created a gallery of celebrity tweets remembering the great actor.