James Gandolfini, star of HBO's "The Sopranos," has died of a heart attack in Rome. He was 51. A spokeswoman for said that Gandolfini was on vacation in Italy.
"The Sopranos" was recently widely cited as one of the best in the history of television. It opened the door for similarly daring series including HBO's "The Wire," AMC's "Mad Men" -- created by "Sopranos" alum Matthew Weiner -- and AMC's "Breaking Bad," which also features a criminal protagonist.
In honor of the great actor. Here's his Inside the Actor's Studio interview. RIP Mr. Gandolfini.