Hollywood remembers James Gandolfini

Stars tweeted their condolences for the late "Sopranos" star, who died at 51

Published June 20, 2013 3:00AM (EDT)

Actor James Gandolfini, best known for his portrayal as mafioso Tony Soprano in HBO's hit series "The Sopranos," died Wednesday of a heart attack. He was 51.

Hollywood is just beginning to mourn the sudden and unexpected death of an actor whose portrayal of Tony Soprano was, as Salon's Willa Paskin put it, "so great that it finally made TV a prestigious place for actors to work."

Celebrities took to Twitter to express their condolences and sense of loss:

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And perhaps most touchingly, Holsten's reserved the table where the final scene of "The Sopranos" was shot in Gandolfini's honor:

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By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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