I'll spare you all the details of Gandolfini's death and pass along just this: he was a man of great passion, a word that means to suffer. Here's Lou Lumenick's remembrance from the New York Post: "We won’t fuhgedd about this class act."
Requiescat in pace James Gandolfini.
Upon learning of Gandolfini's death, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, the band for which Stevie Van Zandt, who was a Sopranos castmember, plays guitar, performed Born to Run and dedicated it to Gandolfini.
So, here's a bonus: