June 20, 2013

Stars share reaction to James Gandolfini's death

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In this Sept. 21, 2003, photo, Edie Falco and James Gandolfini hold the awards they won for outstanding lead actress and actor in a drama series for their work on "The Sopranos" at the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

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— "I have lost a brother and a best friend. The world has lost one of the greatest actors of all time." — Musician Steven Van Zandt, who played Silvio on "The Sopranos."

— "Fifty-one and leaves a kid -- he was newly married. His son is fatherless now ... It's way too young." — Joe Gannascoli, who played Vito Spatafore on "The Sopranos."

— "Jimmy was one of the most talented, authentic and vulnerable actors of our time. He was unorthodox and truly special in so many ways. He had the sex appeal of Steve McQueen or Brando in his prime as well as the comedic genius of Jackie Gleason." — Brad Grey, a producer of "The Sopranos."

— "The great James Gandolfini passed away today. Only 51. I can't believe it." — Bette Midler on Twitter.

— "James Gandolfini what a nice guy, so funny and sweet. He will be sorely missed. Our deepest condolences to his family." — Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry on Twitter.

— "My condolences to the family and all those who loved James Gandolfini — a true NJ Great and NJ Original. RIP." — Newark Mayor Cory Booker on Twitter.

— "You will be missed greatly James Gandolfini Maybe best actor ever on a tv series. Salute'" — Comedian Artie Lange on Twitter.

— "awful awful news. James Gandolfini will be missed. He was a great actor. Just great." — Mia Farrow on Twitter.

— "James Gandolfini. Unbelievably sad news. A fine man." — Steve Carell on Twitter.

—"My thoughts and prayers go out to James Gandolfini's family. An extraordinary actor. RIP, Mr. Gandolfini." — Robin Williams on Twitter.

— "I am so deeply saddened by the untimely passing of sweet James Gandolfini! My heart is broken for his family!! I'm in shock worked with him in "Surviving Christmas"" — Christina Applegate on Twitter.

— "James Gandolfini was a kind, funny, wonderful guy. I'm so lucky to have worked with him. Sending love to his family. Such a sad, sad day. worked with him on "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone"" — Olivia Wilde on Twitter.

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