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What the WHAT? James Gandolfini Died

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James Gandolfini is about to trend on twitter with so many stupid references to the last episode of The Sopranos, because he died today. TMZ has the story:

Gandolfini is believed to have suffered a stroke, this according to Deadline.com. He was 51.

Gandolfini was in Italy to attend the 59th Taormina Film Festival in Sicily — and he was scheduled to participate in a festival event this weekend with Italian director Gabriele Muccino.

And according to Deadline he was in pre-production for a new HBO show, Criminal Justice. He had a lead role.

UPDATE FROM TMZ. And man, this is sad.

James Gandolfini’s shocking death happened in the middle of a “guy’s trip” for the actor and his teenage son, Michael … TMZ has learned.

Multiple sources tell us James’ trip was for pleasure and business — first getting to spend some QT in Italy with Michael, who just recently graduated from the 8th grade … and then attending the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily.

We’re told Michael’s mom — James’ first wife Marcy Wudarski – immediately flew to Italy on Wednesday to be with her son … after she was told James had died.

James and his son were very tight — Michael is a big hockey fan, and he and his father were regulars at LA Kings home games.

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