Doctors spent 40 minutes trying to revive ‘Sopranos’ star Gandolfini

Publicity photo shows actor Gandolfini portraying character Soprano in scene from HBO drama cable television series "The Sopranos", along with his co-star Falco, who played his wife CarmelaBy Alex Dobuzinskis and Antonio Denti LOS ANGELES/ROME (Reuters) – Doctors at a Rome hospital battled for 40 minutes to try to save the life of James Gandolfini, best known for his Emmy-winning role as a mob boss in the TV series "The Sopranos," before pronouncing him dead, the emergency room chief said on Thursday. Gandolfini, 51, whose performance as Tony Soprano made him a household name and help usher in a new era of American television drama, was vacationing in Rome and had been scheduled to attend the closing of the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily on Saturday. …