Hollywood ha reaccionado a la sorpresiva y lamentable muerte del actor James Gandolfini, actores y cantantes han expresado su pesar en las redes sociales, aqui algunas que iremos actualizando:
“Sons of Anarchy’s” Ron Perlman escribió:”Sweet journey home, James Gandolfini … The brightest stars burn the fastest.”
Steve Carell escribió:”James Gandolfini. Unbelievably sad news. A fine man.”
“Lost” creator Damien Lindelof escribió:”James Gandolfini. You created an icon. And you cut to black way too abruptly. Thank you, and rest in peace.”
Comedian Patton Oswald escribió:”Death needs to be driven out into the woods by Silvio Dante. #RIPGandolfini”
Bette Midler escribió:”The great James Gandolfini passed away today. Only 51. I can’t believe it.”
Rainn Wilson escribió:”Arrivederci, James Gandolfini. You were one of the great greats. We’ll miss your dangerous, big heart. #RIPGandolfini”
Ricky Gervais escribió:”Damn. RIP James Gandofini. An amazing actor that made arguably the greatest drama of all time, & a funny, sweet, gentle giant off screen.”
Ewan McGregor escribió: “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.”
Comedian Aisha Tyler escribió:”RIP James Gandolfini. A startling and tragic loss.”
Former “The Walking Dead” executive producer Glen Mazzara escribió:”My deepest sympathies to James Gandolfini’s friends & family.”
B.J. Novak simplemente ofrecio un enlace a la aparición de Galdonfini en el programa “Inside the Actor’s Studio” que pueden ver aqui abajo dividido en cinco partes.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus escribió: RIP Jim Gandolfini. It was an honor to work with you. You were a supreme actor & the kindest, sweetest man. You are missed.
Olivia Wilde escribió: 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.
NY Jets escribió: We’re deeply saddened to hear about the passing of our friend James Gandolfini. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family & friends.
Jonah Hill escribió: I’m truly heartbroken to hear that James Gandolfini has passed away. He is one of my all time favorite actors. Tragic loss.
Steven Van Zandt escribió: “I have lost a brother and a best friend. The world has lost one of the greatest actors of all time.”
Slash escribió: Terribly sad news about James Gandolfini’s passing. Such a fantastic actor. RIP.
Justin Timberlake escribió: Really though… This James Gandolfini passing is so sad. My heart goes out to his family in this time. RIP #takentoosoon
Gene Simmons escribió: James Gandolfini passed away yesterday. Sad. I knew James and aside from his Sopranos work, was a warm and caring person. He will be missed.
“The guy was like a brother to me. He was a great actor, a great father and was a lot of laughs,” Steve Schirripa, who played Bobby Bacala on the hit series, told The Post.
Schirripa was so shaken by the news that he left the Yankee game to clear his head.
“This is devastating. When I say we were like family, this is very much like losing a family member,” he said, his voice shaking.
David Proval, who played Tony Soprano’s brother in-law Richie Aprile on the show, praised Gandolfini’s role as a leader on the set.
“I couldn’t have asked for any better actor or better gentleman to work with,” Proval told The Post. “His generosity was unmatched.
“He was always right there for me during the show. It was a head-spinning . . . experience for everyone, yet he always found the time for me and everyone on the cast.”
Proval played Janice Soprano’s short-lived husband before she offed him and recruited brother Tony to dump the body.
He said Gandolfini was the opposite of the ruthless mob boss he portrayed on TV.
“He was very protective,” Proval said. “We’d hear stories over the years about who was going next. He’d say, ‘Don’t worry, I’m here for you.’
And Lorraine Bracco, who played Tony Soprano’s shrink, Dr. Jennifer Melfi, said, “We lost a giant today. I am utterly heartbroken.”
Gandolfini’s on-screen rivals, too, had nothing but praise for him.
“We were enemies on screen, but pretty good friends off screen,” Frank Vincent, who played white-haired mobster Phil Leotardo on “The Sopranos,” told The Post.
“Jim was a loving guy who just enjoyed life. It’s a sad and tragic thing that’s happened. I feel bad for his family.
“He always had something to say — you know how the guys are. It was a men’s club and everybody had a good time all the time. Jimmy was the perfect choice for Tony Soprano.”
The Emmy-winning actor’s managers, in a statement confirming his death while vacationing in Rome, said their hearts were “shattered.”
“He and his family were part of our family for many years and we are all grieving,” Mark Armstrong and Nancy Sanders said.
HBO, the cable network responsible for skyrocketing Gandolfini to fame, called the actor “a gentle and loving person who treated everyone, no matter their title or position, with equal respect.”
“He touched so many of us over the years with his humor, his warmth and his humility,” HBO said in its statement. “He will be deeply missed by all of us.”
The star actor also was remembered for his talents as a mentor.
“When James Gandolfini was on ‘Inside the Actors Studio,’ our students discovered how thoughtful the real James was — and how knowledgeable and caring he was about the craft he practiced so effortlessly that it didn’t look like acting at all,” said James Lipton, host of the popular Bravo series.
“Like all of the finest actors, James convinced you that whatever you were seeing and hearing was just James being James, with no artifice or design.”
Fellow Hollywood A-listers joined in the mourning with statements praising the New Jersey native’s acting chops and down-to-earth personality.
“So sad to lose James Gandolfini,” Susan Sarandon posted. “One of the sweetest, funniest, most generous actors I’ve ever worked with. Sending prayers to his family.”
“He is my best friend in life,” said Tony Sirico, who played “Paulie Walnuts” Gualtieri, Tony’s friend and fellow wiseguy. “He helped me more than anyone else with my career. He’s a great person and a family guy.”
And Vincent Curatola, who played John “Johnny Sack” Sacramoni, said, “I used to call him the ‘Fearless Leader.’
“I was just coming off the ferry from Manhattan when I heard [of the tragedy] and I said, ‘I hope this is a rumor.’
“We were together at Mohegan Sun in March and had a great time. I don’t know what happened. [New Jersey Gov.] Chris Christie just called me and said, ‘When they bring him home, we’ll do whatever his family needs,’ because he’s a Jersey boy.”
HBO: We’re all in shock and feeling immeasurable sadness at the loss of a beloved member of our family. He was a special man, a great talent, but more importantly a gentle and loving person who treated everyone no matter their title or position with equal respect. He touched so many of us over the years with his humor, his warmth and his humility. Our hearts go out to his wife and children during this terrible time. He will be deeply missed by all of us.
Brad Grey, the show’s executive and now chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, praised the actor in a statement.
“Jimmy was one of the most talented, authentic and vulnerable actors of our time,” he said. “He was unorthodox and truly special in so many ways. He had the sex appeal of Steve McQueen or Brando in his prime as well as the comedic genius of Jackie Gleason. I’m proud to have been his friend and grateful for the extraordinary years I was lucky enough to work with him. My heart and support goes out to his wonderful and loving family.”