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James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a scene from "Enough Said," a film showcased at the Toronto International Film Festival.

James Gandolfini

HBO and James Gandolfini's managers say the actor famous for playing Tony Soprano in "The Sopranos" has died in Italy. He was 51.

James Gandolfini, who gained fame playing a memorable
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James Gandolfini, who gained fame playing a memorable mafia boss on HBO's "The Sopranos" by giving the role a contemporary twist of visiting a therapist for middle-age anxieties, died after suffering a possible heart attack in Italy.

James Gandolfini was born in Westwood and graduated
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James Gandolfini was born in Westwood and graduated from Park Ridge High School.

Fans from around the world are remembering actor
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Fans from around the world are remembering actor James Gandolfini, best known for his role on the HBO hit series, "The Sopranos" at two locations where the show was filmed.

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Gandolfini earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in
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Gandolfini earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Rutgers University.

James Gandolfini speaks onstage at the 2012 New
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James Gandolfini speaks onstage at the 2012 New York Film Critics Circle Awards at Crimson in Manhattan. (Jan. 7, 2013)

(FILES): This September 10, 2000 file photo shows
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(FILES): This September 10, 2000 file photo shows US actor James Gandolfini holding his trophy for "Lead Actor in a Drama Series" category for his role in "The Sopranos" at the Governor's Ball post Emmy party at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. Emmy award-winning US actor James Gandolfini, the star of the long-running mafia drama "The Sopranos," has died at the age of 51 in Italy, media reports said June 19, 2013.

(FILES): This September 10, 2000 file photo shows
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(FILES): This September 10, 2000 file photo shows US actor James Gandolfini accepting his award for "Lead Actor in a Drama Series" category for his role in "The Sopranos" at the Governor's Ball post Emmy party at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. Emmy award-winning US actor James Gandolfini, the star of the long-running mafia drama "The Sopranos," has died at the age of 51 in Italy, media reports said June 19, 2013.

(FILES): This January 23, 2000 file photo shows
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(FILES): This January 23, 2000 file photo shows actors James Gandolfini and Edie Falco with their Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, CA, for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama, both by their roles in HBO's "The Sopranos". Emmy award-winning US actor James Gandolfini, the star of the long-running mafia drama "The Sopranos," has died at the age of 51 in Italy, media reports said June 19, 2013. Gandolfini, who won three Emmys and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of mob boss Tony Soprano on the HBO series, suffered a heart attack, celebrity website TMZ and industry daily Variety reported. AFP PHOTO / Files / Vince BUCCIVINCE BUCCI/AFP/Getty Images

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(FILES): This September 5, 2007 file photo shows
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(FILES): This September 5, 2007 file photo shows US actor James Gandolfini (L), Executive Producer of the HBO documentary 'Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq', with US Rep. Dave Loebsack, (D-IA) shortly before the film's premier at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. Gandofini, who starred as mob boss Tony Soprano in "The Sopranos", died while on vacation in Italy on June 19, 2013. He was 51. AFP PHOTO / Files / Paul J. RICHARDSPAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

(FILES): This September 10, 2000 file photo shows
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(FILES): This September 10, 2000 file photo shows US actor James Gandolfini holding his trophy for the "Lead Actor in a Drama Series" category for his role in "The Sopranos" during the 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Gandofini, who starred as mob boss Tony Soprano in "The Sopranos", died while on vacation in Italy on June 19, 2013. He was 51. AFP PHOTO / Files / Scott NELSONSCOTT NELSON/AFP/Getty Images

FILE JUNE 19: According to reports June 19,
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FILE JUNE 19: According to reports June 19, 2013 James Gandolfini died of a heart attack in Italy. He was 51 LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 27: Actor James Gandolfini poses with his Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Award for "The Sopranos" in the press room during the 14th annual Screen Actors Guild awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

James Gandolfini attends
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James Gandolfini attends "IRIS, A Journey Through the World of Cinema by Cirque du Soleil," in Hollywood, Calif. (Sept. 25, 2011)

(FILES): This December 10, 2012 file photo shows
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(FILES): This December 10, 2012 file photo shows USD actor James Gandolfini arriving for the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Zero Dark Thirty" at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. According to US media reports, Gandofini, who starred as mob boss Tony Soprano in "The Sopranos", died June 19, 2013 while on vacation in Italy. He was 51. AFP PHOTO / Files / ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

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James Gandolfini during the Writers Guild Of America
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James Gandolfini during the Writers Guild Of America 54th Annual Awards at The Pierre Hotel in New York City.

James Gandolfini during the Writers Guild Of America
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James Gandolfini during the Writers Guild Of America 54th Annual Awards at The Pierre Hotel in New York City.

(FILES): This September 25, 2011 file photo shows
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(FILES): This September 25, 2011 file photo shows US actor James Gandolfini attending IRIS, A Journey Through the World of Cinema by Cirque du Soleil, in Hollywood, California. According to US media reports, Gandofini, who starred as mob boss Tony Soprano in "The Sopranos", died while on vacation in Italy on June 19, 2013. He was 51. AFP PHOTO / Files / Valerie MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

FILE JUNE 19: According to reports June 19,
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FILE JUNE 19: According to reports June 19, 2013 James Gandolfini died of a heart attack in Italy. HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 10: Actor James Gandolfini arrives at the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Zero Dark Thirty" held at the Dolby Theatre on December 10, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Getty Images)

FILE JUNE 19: According to reports June 19,
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FILE JUNE 19: According to reports June 19, 2013 James Gandolfini died of a heart attack in Italy. NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: Actor James Gandolfini attends the after party for a screening of The Weinstein Company's "Killing Them Softly" hosted by The Cinema Society With Men's Health And DeLeon on November 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

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FILE JUNE 19: According to reports June 19,
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FILE JUNE 19: According to reports June 19, 2013 James Gandolfini died of a heart attack in Italy. HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 20: Actor James Gandolfini attends the Premiere Of HBO's "The Newsroom" at the ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on June 20, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

FILE JUNE 19: According to reports June 19,
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FILE JUNE 19: According to reports June 19, 2013 James Gandolfini died of a heart attack in Italy. BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 05: Actor James Gandolfini arrives at the 4th Annual Television Academy Honors held at Beverly Hills Hotel on May 5, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

FILE JUNE 19: According to reports June 19,
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FILE JUNE 19: According to reports June 19, 2013 James Gandolfini died of a heart attack in Italy. PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor James Gandolfini speaks during the 'Cinema Verite' panel at the HBO portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on January 7, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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