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:
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"
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."
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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