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Good morning everyone it is Thursday June 20 and welcome back to Fox & Friends First -- -- and brown and I'm Heather -- it is now half past the hour and we begin with the Fox News alert.
The sudden death of a sopranos star is sending shockwaves through Hollywood and also the nation this morning James Gandolfini the actor who played Tony Soprano dead at the age of 51.
An appointment has that story and -- Well good morning just -- heartbreaking story to tell James Gandolfini was on vacation in Italy with his thirteen year old son.
And things took a tragic turn the actors assistant saying the family had spent a beautiful day out together.
When they got back to the hotel the actor suffered a massive heart attack in the bathroom.
At this hour it's unclear whether he had been suffering from any health problems.
This is a brand new photo of the actor just days before his death it was taken at a tattoo parlor in California where you plan to get some new -- He was apparently in great spirits for many people James Gandolfini will be remembered as Tony Soprano.
The tough talking New Jersey mob boss on HBO's hit show the soprano us.
Focus on the good times good shots.
Only said one time.
Trying to remember times were good.
I'm sure you.
And that was -- final scene of The Sopranos in 2007.
James one at three Emmys three screen actors guild awards in the Golden Globe for his role as Tony Soprano.
In a statement sopranos creator David Chase called Gandolfini quote.
-- the greatest actors of this or any time.
He went on went on to say best I remember telling him that many times you don't get it you're like Mozart there'd be silence at the other end of the -- His costar -- Graco said quote we lost a -- today I am utterly heartbroken.
Most recently Gandolfini appeared in the movie zero dark thirty and back in 2009.
He was on Broadway with the comedy god of carnage.
Gandolfini leaves behind his wife Debra at the two married in 2008.
And had a little girl last year.
He also has a thirteen year old son from a previous marriage James Gandolfini was just 51.
-- -- -- And a thank you so much hope for more on the loss of James Gandolfini we're joined in the fox site by Michael -- good morning Michael nice to have you when I said really really sad news and it looked like.
He had that maybe not better health but he certainly appeared as though he had lost a lot of weight in recent years did I think with this -- -- a lot of us by surprise.
And looking at how kind of blew up and social media last night people were tweeting in posting a comment photos.
It occurred to me that his passing kind of played out like.
That final scene in the series finale was too soon -- sudden.
You know because all wanting more yeah that's such a good point out he was -- just try to deal apparently with CBS and who's -- produce a sitcom usually don't think of them as they.
Comedy type and his compared to make a return to reach feel as well in the so called -- just -- so.
It's a big loss -- last night on Greta they were talking about whether or not The Sopranos.
Made to James Gandolfini or or if you need The Sopranos.
-- -- -- -- -- He's certainly had a lot to do is make in -- soprano here's a guy who went from being a character actor well on on this stage and television film but.
Not someone -- stop on the street.
Getting -- -- embarks on this role that makes him suddenly a major major star maybe one of the great stars in the history of television.
All around great -- in great characters.
He apparently got his start -- -- Quentin Tarantino movie or at least something.
A big loss for -- -- is this morning to you a big announcement forests and there's not much better than fox plus baseball plus fans let's oh lighted a less that we tweeted out that fox fan day has been set aside to this year on Saturday July 13.
And this year we're doing in a little differently when moving easily spend and -- in Queens that Citi Field with the Mets appear in the should move it uptown.
To the Bronx since could take place.
At Yankee Stadium so fox fan -- Night basically is fox fans they get to buy tickets and something to win take things out it's not it's not a -- they enter they who.
Contact us for a chance to get tickets -- little difference.
Legal gets all upset if you can I say the -- words let's go away goody backs the fans you know without them we wouldn't have been number one.
You know for a year -- you -- -- -- that night yankees this year stay tuned to FOX & Friends later today at 740 we're going to be announcing.
How you can actually get tickets and the twist to this -- fox tonight so that's great Michael thanks so much him in a slogan is love that they -- thanks psychotic give.
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