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Posted on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Dave!I've been working non-stop for the past couple weeks which makes for boring blog fodder.

Luckily, I went out for groceries today.

Suffice to say that a good time was had by all... from the second I arrived only to have a woman put her shopping cart in front of the parking space I wanted... to the minute I was leaving only to have a kid run me over with his skateboard... I couldn't have asked for a better end to my work day.

Then I got home and turned on the television. It was on the E! channel. I don't recall what was playing, but I do recall that they interrupted the show so they could announce that James Gandolfini was dead. I had read about the news earlier but, before I had a chance to be sad about it all over again, the announcer proceeded to say "For late breaking news on this story, be sure to visit E! Online!"

I am still trying to figure out what that means.

Gandolfini might end up more dead?

Gandolfini could come back from the dead?

Exactly what are they expecting to happen? Or is it such a habit to add ""For late breaking news on this story, be sure to visit E! Online!" to everything that they don't even realize they're doing it. Or how inappropriate it is.

Or maybe it's all about the web traffic and they just don't care.

But I have to leave open the possibility that aliens could steal James Gandolfini's body, in which case I will absolutely be tuning in to E! Online because they totally called that.

Gandolfini Goodbye
This image is floating all over the internet, but nobody credits the photographer. Sad.

   
I don't have to wax poetic about what a brilliant actor Mr. Gandolfini was. Any single episode of The Sopranos would testify to that. He had a presence on screen that was undeniable, and he made even a minor role feel larger than life. He was one of the most memorable parts of Get Shorty, but barely ranked a supporting character. His end scene in True Romance lingers still even though his screen time was small.

So many roles. I loved him in The Loop. His performance as a gay hit-man in The Mexican was genius. And who could forget his vocal talent as Carol in Where the Wild Things Are?

It's incredibly sad that he has left us at a time when he was finally breaking free of the mobster role in The Sopranos that made him a household name. There were so many great performances to come.

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  1. I’m so sad for his 13 year old son. He died on their celebration trip to Italy to commemorate the boy’s 8th grade graduation. I hope his family will heal.

  2. martymankins says:

    Since I have never seen an entire episode of The Sopranos, my favorite role of his was Virgil in True Romance. The Mexican and Where The Wild Things Are were great roles as well.

    He will be missed.

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