to connectVideoThe Sopranos creator may have inadvertently confirmed His death in the show’s final moments
After more than a decade of speculation, fans of The Sopranos may have had the feeling of the show for the last time, to be fixed by a slip of the tongue, from the series ‘ creator, David Chase.
James Gandolfini’s son, Michael, recalled his late father with a touching social media post, on the seventh anniversary of “The Sopranos” star’s death last week.
The elder Gandolfini died of a heart attack on June 19, 2013, while on holiday in Rome, italy. He was 51. The younger Gandolfini on Wednesday was placed in a black-and-white photo of him as a child, sitting on the top of dad’s shoulders.
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“6 years is a long time. Each and every year, without you,” Michael wrote. “You know, I know, you’re in the area. Don’t miss you. More than anything else. In this particular second, it is your smile that I miss the most. I love you so, so, so much. We will be celebrating with you today. Working Hard to make you proud of it, I don’t know, but I will never stop working. Love you, dad.”
Fans and friends of his father had responded with kind words and memories of the late Emmy-winning actor.
One fan was reminded of James as a “regular guy” who played pool with a friend of his in an interview with the actor at a bar. “No ego, just a cool guy,” he wrote.
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Actor Jerry Ferrara, who starred in HBO’s “Entourage” and wrote: “Great pic of Michael. You did a very, very, very proud of it. More to come.”
The 19-year-old will continue his father’s legacy, playing a young version of the iconic TV character, Tony Soprano, his father made famous on the HBO series’ six seasons, the long-awaited “the Sopranos” prequel to the movie, “there are Many Saints, of Newark, new jersey.”
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The film will star Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Jon Bernthal, Billy Magnussen, and Corey Stoll. It is said to be during the Newark Riots of the 1960’s.
“Here’s the movie we made,” Michael wrote Wednesday on Instagram, including an image of a “Many of the Saints from Newark, new jersey, T-shirt, and photos of the cast and crew. “The wonderful people that I love. A big thank you to everyone who provided so much love into your work.”
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“It’s not a film without some of these people,” he continued. “A movie is just as good as its crew, and the crew were unreal. They made the day so much fun. I can’t thank you enough. I am proud to call everyone of my co-workers #baddaboom.”