James Gandolfini, who made his mark playing troubled mob boss Tony Soprano, died Wednesday in Italy from a possible
The actor left a notable imprint in Hollywood with an acting career that included television, theater and film. Upon hearing of his death, many of his colleagues expressed their condolences via social media.
Here are a few notable tweets:
Susan Sarandon: "So sad to lose James Gandolfini. One of the sweetest, funniest, most generous actors I've ever worked with. Sending prayers to his family."
CNN talk show host
"Family Tools" actress
Gandolfini's "Money for Nothing" costar John Cusack: "RIP James Gandolfini -- had the pleasure of working with him and knowing him a bit -- always a truth teller- gent and all around class act."
Actor Val Kilmer: "God bless James Gandolfini."
"Burt Wonderstone" actress
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.): "RIP James Gandolfini, one of the nicest guys I've ever met."
New Jersey Gov.
Frank Sinatra's daughter Nancy Sinatra shared a photo of herself with Gandolfini: "#JamesGandolfini My favorite picture from my Sopranos shoot, hugged by a big teddy bear. Shocking, brutally sad loss."
Actress Bette Midler: "The great James Gandolfini passed away today. Only 51. I can't believe it."
Comedian Ricky Gervais: "Damn. RIP James Gandofini. An amazing actor that made arguably the greatest drama of all time, & a funny, sweet, gentle giant off screen."
"GCB" actress Kristen Chenoweth: "NO. Not James Gandolfini. He was in my top 5 favorite actors EVER. :( "
Actress Marlee Matlin: "Shocked at reading about the untimely passing of James Gandolfini. A man of enormous talent. What shocking and sad news."
Musician Josh Groban: "Thank you James Gandolfini for some of the most brilliant tv moments of all time. So sad!!!"
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