10 Latino Celebs React to James Gandolfini's Death

James Gandolfini’s sudden death has left all of Hollywood mourning. The beloved star of HBO’s acclaimed The Sopranos suffered a massive heart attack in Italy on Wednesday. According to the Associated Press, the 51-year-old actor behind the gruff Tony Soprano was visiting his family’s native country with his son, Michael.

Since the heartbreaking news was confirmed by his managers Mark Armstrong and Nancy Sanders, nothing but support and heartfelt sentiments have poured in for Gandolfini and his family.

Below are some reactions to the beloved actor’s death, from some of our favorite celebrities.

Our thoughts are with Gandolfini and his family.

1. James Gandolfini: Anjelah Johnson

Anjelah Johnson

“My heart is so heavy right now. #RIP Jim. I was so blessed with the opportunity to work with such an amazing guy. I just did an interview recently where I talked about how I don’t get star struck very often but when I met James Gandolfini I completely choked. I couldn't think of anything funny or clever to say, I just stared. He had this powerful presence about him. It wasn't until he called me out on my "quietness" that I finally broke out of it and we joked and laughed and hugged for the rest of the shoot. Wow. I don't know what to say. Please say a prayer for James Gandolfini's family. #jamesgandolfini #tonysoprano.”


2. James Gandolfini: Dania Ramirez

Dania Ramirez

#RIP James Gandolfini. It was truly an honor to have gotten a chance to share time with this incredible man &talent. I will always remember.”


3. James Gandolfini: Fat Joe

Fat Joe

R.I.P to James Gandolfini Sad Day 2day He Will Be Missed My Prayers Go Out To His Family God Bless Them."


4. James Gandolfini: Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne

“Feeling sad at the news that #JamesGandolfini has passed. Love and prayers to his family. He was a brilliant actor.”


5. James Gandolfini: Rosie Perez

Rosie Perez

“I am shocked! Beyond sad! We lost one of the great actors and kindest human beings of our time. #RIP dear friend #JamesGandolfini.” 


6. James Gandolfini: Wilson Cruz

Wilson Cruz

"Sweet tributes to James Gandolfini speak to not only the enormous talent of this great actor but his heart and generosity. Huge loss. RIP."


7. James Gandolfini: Edgar Ramirez

Edgar Ramirez

"Finishing my day & finding out about this great loss.It was such an honor to share credits with James Gandolfini. Your art will be missed."


8. James Gandolfini: Frankie Negron

Frankie Negron

“Today the arts lost a great actor and good person. #rip #jamesgandolfini.”


9. James Gandolfini: Carlos Ponce

Carlos Ponce

“Can't believe #JamesGandolfini is gone! Only 51. Muere este gran actor. [This great actor has died] #RIP #Sopranos.”


10. James Gandolfini: Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson

RIP James Gandolfini. Thank you for sharing your truly tremendous talent with us. #tooyoungtodie.”