With the passing of the legendary and beloved James Gandolfini, known for his role as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos, celebrities who worked with him as well as those who simply admired him like the rest of us took to Twitter to express their sorrow. Check out some of their tweets here:
James Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano on HBO's The Sopranos, has died of a heart attack in Italy at age 51.Click here to read more
So sad to lose James Gandolfini. One of the sweetest, funniest, most generous actors I’ve ever worked with. Sending prayers to his family.
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) June 20, 2013
Susan Sarandon co-starred with James Gandolfini in Romance & Cigarettes in 2005.
James Gandolfini. Unbelievably sad news. A fine man.
— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) June 20, 2013
Gandolfini appeared in the recent comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone with Steve Carell.
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.
Olivia Wilde also worked with the late actor in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.
The great James Gandolfini passed away today. Only 51. I can't believe it.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) June 20, 2013
Bette Midler worked with the Emmy Award-winner in Get Shorty in 2005.
RIP James Gandolfini. A great friend.
— Jeff Daniels (@Jeff_Daniels) June 19, 2013
Jeff Daniels played onstage with Gandalfini in God of Carnage on Broadway back in 2009.
I am so deeply saddened by the untimely passing of sweet James Gandolfini! My heart is broken for his family!! I'm in shock
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) June 19, 2013
Christina Applegate worked with the star in Surviving Christmas in 2004.
Jim Gandolfini was my friend. I saw him Friday. When I went to shake his hand & wish him a good trip, he gave me a big hug. I'll miss him.
— Pat Healy (@Pat_Healy) June 20, 2013
In 2011, Pat Healy was going to write HBO’s adaptation of Eating with the Enemy starring Gandolfini, but the film never saw the light of day. He was also one of the last people to see Gandalfini before his trip to Italy before he died.
Other celebrity tweets:
Jesus. The world just lost one of its great actors. James Gandolfini has passed away. Thoughts to his family. Such a talent. I'm saddened.
— Ewan McGregor (@mcgregor_ewan) June 20, 2013
I am heartbroken about James Gandolfini. He was a gentle giant and great man. I love this picture, I loved him. pic.twitter.com/Y1wdbeUDfK
Wow RIP #JamesGandolfini !!!! My Favorite Show Of All Time The Sopranos , My Heart And Prayers Go Out To Your Loved Ones
— DJ Pauly D (@DJPaulyD) June 19, 2013