From ABC News:
James Gandolfini, the actor who most famously portrayed Tony Soprano on the series "The Sopranos," has died in Italy at age 51.Though I don't claim to have been a huge fan of Mr Gandolfini, I did have an appreciation for his talent as an actor. I have only recently started watching The Sopranos and the depth of his portrayal of Tony Soprano is impressive. It's also a pretty good series if you haven't seen it.
Mr Gandolfini also apparently had an interest in veterans' affairs which you can read about here. While not a vet himself, seems he cared about veterans. Unlike many Hollywood types.
May the Good Lord take you into His Loving Arms and comfort your family, friends and many fans Mr Gandolfini. I for one, shall miss you.
Riposa in Pace...