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  Toure: Tony Soprano was TV’s first great anti-hero

Writer: James Gandolfini ‘changed television’

  Brett Martin of GQ talks about what he and the late James Gandolfini discussed during an interview that appears in the magazine’s latest issue, saying the “depth and humanity” the actor brought to Tony Soprano “changed television forever.”

James Gandolfini’s greatest ‘Sopranos’ hits

  In honor of the beloved actor, who died of a suspected heart attack Wednesday at age 51, the TODAY anchors take a look at some of his best moments as Tony Soprano on the iconic HBO show “The Sopranos.”

Soprano’s star, James Gandolfini, dies at 51

  Actor James Gandolfini, best known for his role as Tony Soprano on the hit HBO series, died of an apparent heart attack while vacationing in Rome on Wednesday. NBC’s Mike Taibbi and filmmaker Jon Alpert, who partnered with Gandolfini on two projects, take a look back at his impressive career.

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  James Gandolfini, 1961-2013

The award-winning actor made even brutal mob boss Tony Soprano seem likable, but that was far from his only role.

James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in a scene from the last season of "The Sopranos."
James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in a scene from the last season of "The Sopranos."

James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in a scene from the last season of "The Sopranos."

This TV publicity image released by FX shows Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings, left, and Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings in a scene from the spy drama "The Americans." Gandolfini's portrayal of Tony Soprano represented more than just a memorable TV character. He changed the medium, making fello

Tony 'The Soprano Godfather' Dies In Italy
Tony 'The Soprano Godfather' Dies In Italy

June 19, 2013 - JAMES JOSEPH GANDOLFINI JR., 51, (Sept 18, 1961 - June 19, 2013), American Actor, best known as Tony Soprano on HBO's ''The Sopranos,'' died of a possible heart attack in Rome on his way to Sicily and the Taormina Film Festival, with his teenage son. PICTURED: March 11, 2001 - Holl