Sopranos star James Gandolfini dies in Italy

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A picture of actor James Gandolfini is displayed in the window of a restaurant in the Little Italy neighborhood of New YorkBy Piya Sinha-Roy and Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – James Gandolfini, the burly actor best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of a conflicted New Jersey mob boss in the groundbreaking cable TV series "The Sopranos," died on Wednesday vacationing in Italy. He was 51. Gandolfini, whose role as Tony Soprano made him a household name while transforming the HBO network and ushering in a new era of drama on American television, had been scheduled to attend the closing of the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily on Saturday. … USA, LLC