RIP: James Gandolfini

RIP: James Gandolfini
June 20, 2013 JEREMY FEIST

James Gandolfini

Death is very rarely, if ever, logical. No matter how much we’d like to make sense of it, the truth is death is perfectly senseless. Unfortunately, that’s just the way it is. Which brings us to the tragic and sad news of Sopranos‘ actor James Gandolfini‘s sudden death at the young age of 51 from a heart attack while vacationing in Italy, which … well, that’s a very special kind of senseless. Via HuffPo

James Gandolfini would have hated all this fuss. He was an actor who shrank from attention for anything but the roles he brought to life. No false modesty. He simply did his best to remain a private citizen behind his public characters. These included, of course, Tony Soprano, the fiendish, tormented mobster who the world came to know and revere as a towering dramatic achievement. Now, out of the blue, this flood of tributes to Gandolfini upon his untimely death? This would likely have struck him as excessive and needless, upstaging for a moment his lifetime of work. READ MORE

R.I.P. James Gandolfini.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.