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The Internet Remembers James Gandolfini

By Dustin Rowles | Pajiba Love | June 20, 2013 |

By Dustin Rowles | Pajiba Love | June 20, 2013 |

Tributes abound for television giant James Gandolfini this morning. Here are some of the best.

In the dozens of hours he had on the screen, he made Tony Soprano—lovable, repulsive, cunning, ignorant, brutal—more ruthlessly alive than any character we’ve ever encountered in television. (The New Yorker)

Gandolfini’s goodness was, I believe, at the heart of the powerful connection he forged with viewers. (Vulture)

The Humble, Self-Effacing James Gandolfini: In His Own Words (Uproxx)

“James Gandolfini was far nicer to us than he ever had to be, and I’ll never forget that.” (HuffPo)

In Honor of James Gandolfini, ‘Sopranos’ Finale Eatery Reserves Tony’s Table (Hypervocal)

“I was [his] PR assistant. I remember one day he called and asked politely if he had to go to “that event tonight.” It was the Emmys.” (Twitter)

Without Tony, there would be no Walter White, no Vic Mackey, no Carrie Mathison. (Time)

“He was a genius.” — David Chase (EW)

“I have lost a brother and a best friend. The world has lost one of the greatest actors of all time.” (Steven Van Zandt)

Edie Falco on Gandolfini’s death. (THR)

“When he finally made it, when he proved all the ‘suits’ wrong by becoming a star without looking like Leonardo DiCaprio, he was taken from us. (Ken Levine)

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