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Actor James Gandolfini Dies Suddenly While On Vacation

Jun 20, 2013 (Morning Edition) — The 51-year-old actor died on Wednesday in Rome. Reports attribute his death to a heart attack. Gandolfini had been a character actor for years before he was given a chance to read for Tony Soprano in a new series about a New Jersey mob boss HBO was producing in the late 90s.

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