Sad news yesterday with the passing of James Gandolfini at the age of 51. Thoughts and prayers to his family, friends, and fans.   And, if you saw any episode of 'The Sopranos' you were a fan of James Gandolfini. I can remember watching the show and always saying 'Dang, this guy is the ultimate cool gangster'. Loved his character in 'Sorpranos'

The Governor of New Jersey released a statement:

It's an awful shock," said Gov. Christie in a statement. "James Gandolfini was a fine actor, a Rutgers alum and a true Jersey guy. I was a huge fan of his and the character he played so authentically, Tony Soprano. I have gotten to know Jimmy and many of the other actors in the 'Sopranos' cast and I can say that each of them are an individual New Jersey treasure."