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'Sopranos' star James Gandolfini dead at 51

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(CBS 8) - Actor James Gandolfini, famous for his leading role in the HBO series "The Sopranos," has died. He was 51.

It's being reported by several news outlets that Gandolfini died in Italy while attending a film festival. The cause of his death is being reported as a heart attack.

In addition to "The Sopranos," Gandolfini appeared in many films including "Get Shorty" and "Zero Dark Thirty."

He leaves behind his wife, an eight-month-old daughter and a teenage son.

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