Friday, June 21, 2013

Arrivederci, James

I'm not Italian, from New Jersey, nor am I in the Mafia but I had/have a visceral connection with character of Tony Soprano.

I related to the fact that he was a person with demons but still had to take care of a family and work.  It's hard to explain how this "man" touched me.

The man who made Tony Soprano real, actor James Gandolfini, died on Wednesday.  

A brilliant star on earth will now shine down from the Heavens.

To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die.

~Thomas Campbell, "Hallowed Ground"

7 blew out from under the bed:

Red Shoes said...

I was SO surprised by this!!!

I thought he was a very wonderful actor!

May God Bless him...


KJ said...

I adored him. He will be greatly missed. A fantastic actor, for sure. :(

Ron said...

You know, this is the second post I've read on James and it makes me SO wish I had watched the show and seen him because he seemed to be not only a great actor, but a beautiful soul.

Thank you for sharing, Sis! Enjoyed the clip.

"A brilliant star on earth will now shine down from the Heavens."


Akelamalu said...

So sad, he was so young. :(

Anonymous said...

The Conspiracy Theorist in me is screaming that Gandolfini is not dead, just simply relocated into the Witness Protection Program...

UP said...

Too young, too good to go so soon.


Indi said...

Holy crap~ this man was an amazing actor.... R.I.P