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Representatives from HBO say The Sopranos star suffered a heart attack while in Italy for a scheduled appearance at the 59th Taormina Film Festival in Sicily.
During his run in the critically acclaimed The Sopranos, Gandolfini won three Emmy awards. His wife, Deborah Lin, gave birth to a daughter in October 2012, and he has another son from a previous marriage.
Gandolfini was 51.