Ever since on the screen faded to black at the close of the 2007 series finale of HBO’s hit show ‘The Sopranos’, fans have been wondering: ‘Is Tony Soprano dead?’ Now creator David Chase has finally revealed the answer.
Fans can finally learn the fate of Tony Soprano, one of the greatest television characters ever created. Read on to find out whether Tony made it out of the series alive!
Is Tony Soprano Dead? — ‘The Sopranos’ Creator Reveals Truth About Character
While the late, great James Gandolfini is sadly no longer with us (he died at 51 of a heart attack in Italy on June 19, 2013), apparently his most famous character, Tony Soprano, is alive and well.
When show creator David Chase was asked in a new interview with Vox whether Tony was dead, “He shook his head ‘no.’ And he said simply, ‘No he isn’t.’”
There you have it, folks! Seven years after the series finale in 2007, we finally know Tony’s fate. Are YOU glad he made it?
UPDATE: David’s rep, Leslee Dart, released the following statement in Aug. 27:
A journalist for Vox misconstrued what David Chase said in their interview. To simply quote David as saying,“ Tony Soprano is not dead,” is inaccurate. There is a much larger context for that statement and as such, it is not true. As David Chase has said numerous times on the record, “Whether Tony Soprano is alive or dead is not the point.” To continue to search for this answer is fruitless. The final scene of THE SOPRANOS raises a spiritual question that has no right or wrong answer.
James Gandolfini Was Nothing Like Tony Soprano
Family, friends and fans are still mourning James’ untimely death. Perhaps it will be some small comfort to them to know that his famous character lives on. Kevin O’Rourke, who remained close with James after he guest-starred in the first season of The Sopranos, recalled after his passing that the acclaimed actor was nothing like his on-screen counterpart.
He wasn’t at all like Tony Soprano. He was very loyal to people because they were good actors or performers, not because it would improve his standing in Hollywood. He actually helped actors who were in the Screen Actor’s Guild. He came to meetings and he asked ‘What can I do as a man of my profile to help actors get what they need in these negotiations?’ He came because he wanted to help actors who were less fortunate than he was. That’s the kind of person he was.
So HollywoodLifers, are YOU glad Tony is still among the living? Let us know!
— Tierney McAfee