So sad. After news broke that James Gandolfini died from a massive heart attack on June 19, celebrities flocked to Twitter to share their grief.
Celebs React To Passing Of James Gandolfini
Joe Zee (@mrjoezee): Such sad and terrible news about James Gandolfini. Too soon. RIP Tony.
Susan Sarandon (@susansarandon): So sad to lose James Gandolfini. One of the sweetest, funniest, most generous actors I’ve ever worked with. Sending prayers to his family.
Patricia Heaton (@patriciaheaton): I’m heartbroken to hear that James Gandolfini died..my prayers go out to his family. #Sopranos
Will Arnett (@arnettwill): So saddened by news of James Gandolfini’s death. What talent. He shall be missed.
Sophia Bush (@sophiabush): So, so sad. A huge loss for storytellers…RT @nytimes: Actor James Gandolfini, Star of ‘The Sopranos,’ Dead in Italy.
Lo Bosworth (@LoBosworth): I’m quite sad about the passing of James Gandolfini. #SopranosForever #RIP.
Steve Carell (@stevecarell): James Gandolfini. Unbelievably sad news. A fine man.
Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth): NO. Not James Gandolfini. He was in my top 5 favorite actors EVER. :(
Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny): 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.
Teresa Giudice (@Teresa_Giudice): So sad to hear about James Gandolfini. My thoughts & prayers are with his wife & kids.
Kevin Smith (@ThatKevinSmith): RIP James Gandolfini! Your iconic portrayal of mob boss Tony Soprano gave soul to a monster and fostered perverse pride in the Garden State!
DJ Pauly D (@DJPaulyD): Wow RIP #JamesGandolfini !!!! My Favorite Show Of All Time The Sopranos , My Heart And Prayers Go Out To Your Loved Ones
Olivia Wilde (@OliviaWilde): 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.
Wes Craven (@WesCraven): Farewell to the great American actor James Gandolfini. I was a huge fan. My condolences to his family and his many fans.
Jeff Daniels (@Jeff_Daniels): RIP James Gandolfini. A great friend.
Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan): I am heartbroken about James Gandolfini. He was a gentle giant and great man. I love this picture, I loved him.
Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel): I’m sadder about James Gandolfini than everyone else.
Rainn Wilson (@rainnwilson56m): Arrivederci, James Gandolfini. You were one of the great greats. We’ll miss your dangerous, big heart. #RIPGandolfini
Christina Applegate (@1capplegate59m): I am so deeply saddened by the untimely passing of sweet James Gandolfini! My heart is broken for his family!! I’m in shock
Jonah Hill (@JonahHill59m): I’m truly heartbroken to hear that James Gandolfini has passed away. He is one of my all time favorite actors. Tragic loss.
Brooke Burke-Charvet (@brookeburke1h): Life is way too short & precious. So sad to hear of James Gandolfini passing 2day. Prayers for him & his loved ones. So sad at young 51
Lucy Hale (@lucyhale1h): So sad to hear about James Gandolfini. RIP
Harry Shum Jr. (@iharryshum1h): I’m in utter shock…R.I.P. James Gandolfini
Jerry Ferrara (@jerrycferrara1h): Rip James Gandolfini. One of the greatest actors of our generation.
Avan Tudor Jogia (@ATJogia1h): My thoughts go out to the family of James Gandolfini, such a sad loss, rest peacefully.
Stars Share Memories Of James Gandolfini With HollywoodLife.com:
Willie Garson, who was a dear friend of James’ told HollywoodLife.com exclusively, “I just heard and I’m so sad. He was a dear friend.”
Kevin O’Rourke, who guest-starred with James in the first season of The Sopranos and maintained a friendship with him ever since, told us exclusively:
“I met Jimmy on the first season of The Sopranos. He was a very generous and kind guy. I remember working with him on the very first day that we shot and he was shocked by the success of The Sopranos. He couldn’t have been nicer and he often talked to me about my career in theater because he was interested in theater too.”
Furthermore, Karen Gravano, creator of Mob Wives, tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively, “James Gandolfini was such a great talent. I enjoyed watching him especially on the the Sopranos since he was such a believable character. I will miss watching him and my prayers and condolences are with his family at this time.”
Clearly, James was loved by many. We’re heartbroken over the news of his passing.
Our thoughts go out to James’ family and friends at this sad, difficult time. See photos from throughout James’ career.
— Chris Rogers, Reporting by Bonnie Fuller, Emily Longeretta & Chloe Melas