‘Sopranos’ Star James Gandolfini Dies at 51 – Rockers React on Twitter
James Gandolfini, who starred as Tony Soprano in the HBO series ‘The Sopranos,’ died today (June 19) at the age of 51. The news of the beloved actor’s death has shocked his fans, including several prominent members of the rock + metal community.
According to reports, Gandolfini died of a heart attack while in Rome, Italy, where he was preparing to participate in the Taormina Film Fest in Sicily. Upon hearing the news of the actor’s death, rockers such as Slash, David Draiman, Gavin Rossdale, Sebastian Bach, Godsmack, Scott Ian and more reacted via Twitter. Below are their Tweets:
JAMES GANDOLFINI, ONE OF MY FAVORITE ACTORS OF ALL TIME. REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOU WERE ONE OF THE GREATS.
— DAVID DRAIMAN (@DAVIDMDRAIMAN) June 19, 2013
51 is way too young to go. This is even scarier than the Sopranos RIP James Gandolfini you managed to make television incredible #ThankYou
— Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) June 20, 2013
Terribly sad news about James Gandolfini’s passing. Such a fantastic actor. RIP.
— Slash (@Slash) June 20, 2013
RIP James Gandolfini. #GodofCarnage
— Scott Ian (@Scott_Ian) June 20, 2013
— Nonpoint (@nonpoint) June 20, 2013
james gandolfini– so sad what an incredible actor. more loss. be good to each other. it’s all so short
— GAVIN ROSSDALE (@GavinRossdale) June 20, 2013
Wow – RIP James Gandolfini – that sucks!!! Great actor, how sad.
— Godsmack Official (@Godsmack_Music) June 19, 2013
— Guns N’ Roses (@gunsnroses) June 19, 2013