It's a sad day in Hollywood.
The Sopranos actor was reportedly in Italy for the 59th Taormina Film Festival in Sicily, where he was scheduled to participate in several events over the weekend.
Gandolfini has had a longstanding acting career from hit films to a groundbreaking series. Here's a look at five of his most memorable roles.
1. The Sopranos: Gandolfini's portrayal of Tony Soprano was absolutely legendary. He went on to win three Emmys for his role during the series' six-season run.
3. Get Shorty: Gandolfini played the role of Bear in the hit 1995 crime thriller and showed that he could stand his own against Hollywood veteran John Travolta.
What about your favorites? Zero Dark Thirty? The Man Who Wasn't There? Something else? Sound off in the comments.