Hollywood Reacts to James Gandolfini's Death

Posted Wednesday June 19, 2013 9:16 PM GMT

After shocking fans worldwide by passing away suddenly on Wednesday (June 19), celebs everywhere are reacting to James Gandolfini's death.

According to a rep for HBO, the "Sopranos" star suffered a heart attack while traveling in Rome, where he was scheduled to take part in the Taormina Film Fest in Sicily.

The 51-year-old actor is survived by his wife Deborah Lin, a son, and a daughter. Check out what some of James' famous admirers had to say about the shocking news.

Ewan McGregor: Jesus. The world just lost one of its great actors. James Gandolfini has passed away. Thoughts to his family. Such a talent. I'm saddened.

Bethenny Frankel: Just heard TV icon James Gandolfini has died. I'm shocked. I'm sad. I loved his work. My heart goes out to his family.

Steve Carell: James Gandolfini. Unbelievably sad news. A fine man.

Olivia Wilde: James Gandolfini was a kind, funny, wonderful guy. I'm so lucky to have worked with him. Sending love to his family. Such a sad, sad day.

Christina Applegate: I am so deeply saddened by the untimely passing of sweet James Gandolfini! My heart is broken for his family!! I'm in shock

Busy Philipps: So sad to hear about James Gandolfini. He was such an amazing actor and by all accounts a wonderful person. RIP.

Jonah Hill: I'm truly heartbroken to hear that James Gandolfini has passed away. He is one of my all time favorite actors. Tragic loss.

Kristin Chenoweth: NO. Not James Gandolfini. He was in my top 5 favorite actors EVER. :(

Lucy Hale: So sad to hear about James Gandolfini. RIP

Jeff Daniels: RIP James Gandolfini. A great friend.

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