He will forever be known as Tony Soprano, but to many Hollywood stars, James Gandolfini was more than the complicated mobster he played on HBO’s long-running hit series. He was a friend, colleague and inspiration. Following the shocking news of his death on Wednesday at the age of 51, celebs took to social media to share their thoughts on his untimely passing.
"I am shocked and devastated by Jim's passing. He was a man of tremendous depth and sensitivity, with a kindness and generosity beyond words. I consider myself very lucky to have spent 10 years as his close colleague. My heart goes out to his family. As those of us in his pretend one hold on to the memories of our intense and beautiful time together. The love between Tony and Carmela was one of the greatest I've ever known." --Edie Falco, who played Carmela Soprano in "The Sopranos"