In Memoriam: James Gandolfini 1961 – 2013

tony_soprano_sopranos-472x472James Gandolfini has died at the age of 51 while on vacation in Italy. The news comes as a terrible shock to the community who are collectively in mourning for the universally loved artist.

“It is with immense sorrow that we report our client, James Gandolfini, passed away today while on holiday in Rome, Italy,” managers Mark Armstrong and Nancy Sanders said in a joint statement. “Our hearts are shattered and we will miss him deeply. He and his family were part of our family for many years and we are all grieving.”

As the lead character Tony Soprano on HBO’s “The Sopranos” he played one of the most iconic roles in the history of television. Today, Slacker is paying tribute to this supremely talented character actor the best way we know how—through music.

The Sopranos received considerable attention for its creative use of music during critical scenes and especially during the closing credits. If you are one of the millions of die-hard Sopranos fans, there are certain songs that you will forever associate with pivotal scenes, episode, and moments in Tony Soprano’s life.

The Sound of the Sopranos features all of the music that was so prominently featured on the show—Slacker’s way of paying tribute to James Gandolfini’s legacy and work. Listen here with us as we mourn the loss of such an amazing talent and respected actor.

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