I had to pause my posting hiatus today in order to pay respect to a beloved actor, James Gandolfini.
(Image property of HBO.)
Gandolfini was a New Jersey native, and died yesterday, Wednesday June 19th, 2013.
Below is an article with some information known so far:
James Gandolfini: Variety
A New Jersey native & Italian-Amercian myself, I was saddened by his sudden death.
Although, the role he was best known for (Tony Soprano of the HBO hit “The Sopranos) was sometimes criticized for being stereotypical, I was a fan of the show.
The Sopranos was revered for being a piece of writing genius. Gandolfini was known for giving depth to both the role he played and the show.
He will indeed be missed.