...or his actor's. His remains debatable to this day.

By: Amy Amaya Kisaka - Published: • References: deadline
The sudden and heartbreaking death of Sopranos actor James Gandolfini leaves a hole in the hearts of those who spent much of their childhood drawn unwittingly to mob boss Tony Soprano and hoping to see him return to the screen in a sequel. There's no question the character was a jerk, arguably embodying some of the worst traits any human could possess. Yet there's even less question that love him or hate him, Gandolfini's sympathetic and often heartwarming portrayal of him was the key to Tony's legacy as one of the most compelling and iconic anti-heroes in modern pop culture. While his friends, family, former colleagues and HBO network mourn the passing of the 51 year old star, there is just as large an outpouring of grief on Twitter and Tumblr over his early death as fans and admirers pay tribute to an amazing actor. RIP, Gandolfini.

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