Celebrities React to the Death of James Gandolfini

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Hollywood was stunned by the sudden loss of James Gandolfini on Wednesday. The Sopranos star — whose other man credits include The Mexican, True Romance, Zero Dark Thirty and Not Fade Away — died of an apparent heart attack while vacationing in Italy. Here's what his co-stars and fellow celebrities had to say about his sudden passing:

The Sopranos' James Gandolfini dies at 51

Susan Sarandon: "So sad to lose James Gandolfini. One of the sweetest, funniest, most generous actors I've ever worked with. Sending prayers to his family."

Mia Farrow: "Awful, awful news. James Gandolfini  will be missed.  He was a great actor.  Just great."

Christina Applegate: "I am so deeply saddened by the untimely passing of sweet James Gandolfini! My heart is broken for his family!! I'm in shock."

Rob Lowe: "James Gandoldini gave the greatest performance in the history of television. He was also a kind man. Condolences to his family."

Damon Lindelof: "James Gandolfini. You created an icon. And you cut to black way too abruptly. Thank you, and rest in peace."

Olivia Wilde: "James Gandolfini was a kind, funny, wonderful guy. I'm so lucky to have worked with him. Sending love to his family. Such a sad, sad day."

Steve Carell: "James Gandolfini. What a great loss."

Rainn Wilson: "Arrivederci, James Gandolfini. You were one of the great greats. We'll miss your dangerous, big heart. #RIPGandolfini"

Debi Mazar: "Husband informed me that #JamesGandolfini just passed in Italy. I'm devastated. My condolences to his family & friends. He passed in his motherland"

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Bryan Fuller: "REST IN PEACE, MR. GANDOLFINI"

Greg Grunberg: "Terribly Sad News: R.I.P. James Gandolfini"

Carson Daly: "SO SAD! PRAYING FOR HIS FAMILY- wow- Shocked by this news today...."

Alyssa Milano: "Rest in peace, Mr. Gandolfini."

Jorge Garcia: "So sad. James Gandolfini you will be missed."

David Krumholtz: "R.I.P James Gandolfini. Devastating news. Profound talent gone too soon."

Jonah Hill: "I'm truly heartbroken to hear that James Gandolfini has passed away. He is one of my all-time favorite actors. Tragic loss."

Busy Philipps: "So sad to hear about James Gandolfini. He was such an amazing actor and by all accounts a wonderful person. RIP."

Patton Oswalt: "Bada BULLSH-- G'bye, Gandolfini. This sucks."

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Martha Plimpton: "No. No no no. So awful."

Russell Simmons: "Not Tony Soprano! Damn. Such a good guy and a great actor. James, rest in peace."

Kristen Johnston: "James Gandolfini was one of the sweetest, loveliest men. He loved theater. I saw him @ Xmas & we laughed so hard. A great, great loss."

Joseph Morgan: "I just heard the sad news. James Gandolfini has died. His speech in True Romance defined the metamorphosis of cold-blooded killer for me."

Brian Baumgartner: "I am shattered by the news of the loss of my longtime hero and new friend, James Gandolfini. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family."

Michael Chiklis: "James Gandolfini. This is a tremendous loss. A brilliant actor and a wonderful man. Our deepest sympathies to his family. Devastating."

Katey Sagal: "Speechless. James Gandolfini. Really sad... Hug the kids."

Denis O'Hare: "So sad to hear about James Gandolfini - a lovely man I had the pleasure of working with once. So funny. So humble. So talented."


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