Just like the rest of us, the entertainment world is shocked and saddened by the news that James Gandolfini died of a heart attack in Italy on Wednesday morning.
Here’s a sample of reaction on Twitter:
Steve Carell: James Gandolfini. Unbelievably sad news. A fine man.
Jonah Hill: “I’m truly heartbroken to hear that James Gandolfini has passed away. He is one of my all time favorite actors. Tragic loss.”
Kristen Johnson: “James Gandolfini was one of the sweetest, loveliest men. He loved theater. I saw him @ Xmas & we laughed so hard. A great, great loss”
Jaleel White: “much much
#respect to James Gandolfini (NOT Tony Soprano) R.I.P. to a talented thesp who left his mark”
Colton Hayes: “So saddened to hear about the passing of one of my favorite actors, James Gandolfini.
Nia Vardalos: “Oh James Gandolfini, you left us much too soon.”
Jared Followill: “James Gandolfini. So sad. What a great actor. Just saw Killing Them Softly. Didn’t know the man. But I wish I did.”
Dot-Marie Jones: “Rest in Peace to a wonderful man and actor. You’ll be missed.”
Octavia Spencer: “RIP James Gandolfini. So sad!!”
Kristen Chenoweth: “NO. Not James Gandolfini. He was in my top 5 favorite actors EVER. :(“
Bethenny Frankel: “Just heard TV icon James Gandolfini has died. I’m shocked. I’m sad. I loved his work. My heart goes out to his family.”
Melissa Gorga: “No… James Gandolfini one of my favorites. RIP. prayers to his family.”
Rob Lowe: “James Gandoldini gave the greatest performance in the history of television. He was also a kind man. Condolences to his family.”