James Gandolfini, famed 'Sopranos' star and gentle giant, dies at 51
James Gandolfini and his wife, Deborah Lin, at the 'Zero Dark Thirty' premiere in December 2012. (Photo: ACE/INF Photo)
RIP James Gandolfini, one of the nicest guys I've ever met
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) June 20, 2013
The great James Gandolfini passed away today. Only 51. I can't believe it.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) June 20, 2013
James Gandolfini. Unbelievably sad news. A fine man.
— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) June 20, 2013
James Gandoldini gave the greatest performance in the history of television. He was also a kind man. Condolences to his family.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) June 20, 2013
I am heartbroken about James Gandolfini. He was a gentle giant and great man. I love this picture, I loved him. pic.twitter.com/Y1wdbeUDfK
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 19, 2013
Of particular note was the tweet by BJ Novak of "The Office," who included Gandolfini's "Inside the Actor's Studio" appearance - calling it "one of the most inspiring interviews about acting I have ever seen." Check it out below: