Tony Soprano is Dead

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    Jun 20, 2013 3:04 AM GMT
    A friend of mine who works over at Paramount gave me a call a little while ago about this. Here's an article:

    http://www.deadline.com/2013/06/r-i-p-james-gandolfini/

    Actor James Gandolfini died suddenly after a suspected heart attack while on holiday in Rome to attend the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily. He was 51. Gandolfini will be forever known for his portrayal of mob boss Tony Soprano on the seminal HBO series The Sopranos, which eventually won him 3 Emmy Awards and a $1,000,000-an-episode paycheck.
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    Jun 20, 2013 3:07 AM GMT
    Wow. He was a very good actor. I feel sorry for his family and the millions of fans who won't get to see him in any future roles.
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    Jun 20, 2013 12:56 PM GMT
    James Gandolfini was known by billions, and it's a shame that he never was on top of his condition. He was only 51.

    For those that don't know: about 10% of all myocardial infarctions (heart attacks) happen to people less than 45 years of age, and that number is increasing.

    Also, the highest rate of sudden death from MI results in long distance runners. Cardiologists aren't sure why, but, suspect ongoing trauma to the heart is a factor.

    Genetics, diet, and exercise (or lack there of it), companionship, race, and personality type, all are factors in heart disease.

    Keep your blood pressure with the low to low high range is very important, no matter what your other risk factors, to keeping heart disease from taking your life.

    Just about everyone has some level of heart disease, but, for some, despite the best of risk factors, genes win.

    You MUST monitor your blood pressure, and not eat fried, salty, saturated fat junk. Even, then, you can have a perfect lipid panel and still see progression of heart disease. The only way to know is to know your BP, and do a stress test (on your own, or in a clinical setting) as well as your blood sugar, and lipid panel. You need your poly and mono fats...and it's important to have fat in your diet.

    It's pretty well known these days that TMAO is found in higher levels in cardiac patients.

    Red meat has lots of TMAO, and other food that don't provide it are likely better choices for good, long term, wellness. Beef is something best left outside your home, and only eaten occasionally.

    Clearly, alcohol in high amounts is a major risk factor. So are rec drugs.

    Some folks, though, can be be fit, have a good diet, and genetics nails them.

    I've seen horrible numbers on young men in their late teens and 20's with rapid heart rate, high bp, and terrible blood profiles, because their diets suck, and they use pre-workout stuff (which can be very hard on your cv system.)
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    Jun 20, 2013 1:02 PM GMT
    RIP
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    Jun 20, 2013 1:04 PM GMT
    Thank you chefBH for posting this. I was hoping someone would acknowledge this hot daddy bear on this site.
    James Gandolfini was a great actor. He was the first bear type guy I was ever attracted to. He had an animal like sexuality to him on that show. I also appreciated the fact that he let his work speak for himself while keeping his personal life private.
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    Jun 20, 2013 1:40 PM GMT
    James Gandolfini died, not Tony Soprano.

    And it's not like this came as a surprise to anybody who knew him. The guy had the diet of an inner city school kid, and the liver of a seasoned alcoholic.
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    Jun 20, 2013 1:44 PM GMT
    credo said The guy had the diet of an inner city school kid...


    Mac & cheese and corn niblits?
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    Jun 20, 2013 1:45 PM GMT
    turbobilly said
    credo said The guy had the diet of an inner city school kid...


    Mac & cheese and corn niblits?


    Worse.
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    Jun 20, 2013 1:45 PM GMT
    credo saidJames Gandolfini died, not Tony Soprano.

    And it's not like this came as a surprise to anybody who knew him. The guy had the diet of an inner city school kid, and the liver of a seasoned alcoholic.


    Still heartbreaking news icon_sad.gif Along with Leslie Nielsen, he should have had immortality. Cher is also on that list.
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    Jun 20, 2013 1:49 PM GMT
    credo said
    turbobilly said
    credo said The guy had the diet of an inner city school kid...


    Mac & cheese and corn niblits?


    Worse.


    Fish fingers and tater tots??
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    Jun 20, 2013 2:22 PM GMT
    credo said
    turbobilly said
    credo said The guy had the diet of an inner city school kid...


    Mac & cheese and corn niblits?


    Worse.


    No, Koolaid Red pop, and Doritos.
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    Jun 20, 2013 2:23 PM GMT
    credo saidJames Gandolfini died, not Tony Soprano.

    And it's not like this came as a surprise to anybody who knew him. The guy had the diet of an inner city school kid, and the liver of a seasoned alcoholic.


    How do you know this? What was his diet like?
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    Jun 20, 2013 2:50 PM GMT
    Because I have a couple of friends who work at HBO. They knew him well when he worked on the Sopranos set, and they often spoke of his excessive drinking and shitty eating habits.

    In terms of his drinking, I met him once at a benefit, and he reeked of alcohol.

    He seemed to be a nice guy, but he didn't take care of himself. The end result proves my point.
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    Jun 20, 2013 3:42 PM GMT
    I was watching HBO and suddenly around 10:00 it seemed like The programming changed to the Sopranos. I just changed the channel without wondering why. Ah, well. RIP!
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    Jun 20, 2013 3:47 PM GMT
    Its a sad day,i loved his acting in the Sopranos especially.
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    Jun 20, 2013 9:31 PM GMT
    RIP James....so memorable as Tony Soprano. Such spot on with that role. Just gone too soon.

    He was a fellow alum of my alma mater Rutgers graduating about 10 years earlier and he could often been spotted attending football games as just a regular guy with a baseball cap with no attitude. He will be missed
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    Jun 21, 2013 10:56 PM GMT
    Here are details of his last meal:

    http://www.extratv.com/2013/06/21/james-gandolfini-autopsy-heart-attack-last-meal-alcoholic-drinks/

    “Sopranos” star James Gandolfini sat down to a giant dinner, including at least eight alcoholic beverages, before suffering a heart attack, reports the New York Post.

    The boozy repast in Rome reportedly included four shots of rum, two piña coladas and two beers, along with back-to-back orders of fried king prawns slathered in a mayonnaise chili sauce, and a “large portion” of foie gras, a source told the paper.


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    Jun 21, 2013 11:29 PM GMT
    chefBH saidHere are details of his last meal:

    http://www.extratv.com/2013/06/21/james-gandolfini-autopsy-heart-attack-last-meal-alcoholic-drinks/

    “Sopranos” star James Gandolfini sat down to a giant dinner, including at least eight alcoholic beverages, before suffering a heart attack, reports the New York Post.

    The boozy repast in Rome reportedly included four shots of rum, two piña coladas and two beers, along with back-to-back orders of fried king prawns slathered in a mayonnaise chili sauce, and a “large portion” of foie gras, a source told the paper.




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