It's a sad day in Hollywood.
has James Gandolfini passed away at the age of 51, HBO has confirmed.
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.
PHOTOS: See James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano
1. 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. The Sopranos: 2. The actor's breakout performance as the hitman Virgil in the True Romance: film from a Tony Scott script introduced him to a wider audience. Quentin Tarantino
3. Gandolfini played the role of Bear in the hit 1995 crime thriller and showed that he could stand his own against Hollywood veteran Get Shorty: . John Travolta
PHOTOS: See why The Sopranos was one of the most scandalous shows of its time 4. Starring alongside The Mexican: and Brad Pitt , Gandolfini 's portrayal as Winston Baldry showed off his brilliant comedic timing. Julia Roberts 5.Gandolfini starred with Welcome to the Rileys: and Kristen Stewart in the 2010 indie flick which was met with stellar reviews, namely for his role as the patriarch of the Riley family. Melissa Leo
What about your favorites?
Zero Dark Thirty? The Man Who Wasn't There? Something else? Sound off in the comments.
PHOTOS: James Gandolfini's Life in Pictures