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James Gandolfini in Beverly Hills, Calif. (April 11, (Credit: AP)

James Gandolfini in Beverly Hills, Calif. (April 11, 2011)

James Gandolfini through the years

Best known for playing mob boss Tony Soprano on the hit HBO drama "The Sopranos," actor James Gandolfini was widely respected for his work on Broadway, film and TV before suffering a fatal heart attack on June 19, 2013 while vacationing in Rome. He was 51.

James Gandolfini at the LA premiere of
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James Gandolfini at the LA premiere of "Nicky Deuce" in Los Angeles. (May 20, 2013)

James Gandolfini speaks onstage at the 2012 New
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James Gandolfini speaks onstage at the 2012 New York Film Critics Circle Awards at Crimson in Manhattan. (Jan. 7, 2013)

James Gandolfini attends the after party for a
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James Gandolfini attends the after party for a screening of The Weinstein Company's "Killing Them Softly" hosted by The Cinema Society With Men's Health And DeLeon in Manhattan. (Nov. 26, 2012)

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James Gandolfini attends
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James Gandolfini attends "IRIS, A Journey Through the World of Cinema by Cirque du Soleil," in Hollywood, Calif. (Sept. 25, 2011)

Former Sopranos costars Edie Falco and James Gandolfini
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Former Sopranos costars Edie Falco and James Gandolfini attend the premiere of "Boardwalk Empire" at the Ziegfeld Theater in Manhattan. (Sept. 15, 2010)

Actors James Gandolfini and Kristen Stewart attend the
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Actors James Gandolfini and Kristen Stewart attend the Cinema Society screening of "Welcome To The Rileys" in Manhattan. (Oct. 18, 2010)

Alec Baldwin and James Gandolfini attend the Exploring
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Alec Baldwin and James Gandolfini attend the Exploring the Arts Gala at Cipriani, Wall Street in Manhattan. (Sept. 27, 2010)

James Gandolfini and wife Deborah Lin attend the
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James Gandolfini and wife Deborah Lin attend the amfAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research) benefit gala. (Feb. 10, 2010)

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Rikki Rockett, Deborah Lin, James Gandolfini and Bret
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Rikki Rockett, Deborah Lin, James Gandolfini and Bret Michaels attend the 63rd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall. (June 7, 2009)

Steven R. Schirripa, Michael Imperioli, James Gandolfini, Steven
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Steven R. Schirripa, Michael Imperioli, James Gandolfini, Steven Van Zandt and Tony Sirico during a scene from the Sopranos.

Edie Falco and James Gandolfini hold their awards
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Edie Falco and James Gandolfini hold their awards for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series for their work in "The Sopranos" at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. (Jan. 27, 2008)

James Gandolfini, second from left, and Tony Sirico
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James Gandolfini, second from left, and Tony Sirico in a scene from the HBO series, "The Sopranos," which tops the Writers Guild of America list of 101 best-written series.

James Gandolfini accepting the award for outstanding performance
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James Gandolfini accepting the award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series for his work in "The Sopranos" at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. (Jan. 27, 2008)

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James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in a scene
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James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in a scene from one of the last episodes of the HBO dramatic series, "The Sopranos." (2007)

James Gandolfini, as mob boss Tony Soprano, in
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James Gandolfini, as mob boss Tony Soprano, in an episode from the first season of the HBO cable television mob series, "The Sopranos." (1999)

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