James Gandolfini http://wwno.org en Bidding Farewell To Tony Soprano http://wwno.org/post/bidding-farewell-tony-soprano Anthony Soprano, a waste-management consultant from Essex County, N.J., died this week.<p>Tony Soprano was — according to reports that aired for six years on HBO — head of the DiMeo crime family, which allegedly ran illicit drugs, untaxed alcohol, illegal sports betting and other criminal enterprises from the back of an adult entertainment venue called the Bada Bing club on Route 17 in Lodi.<p>Mr. Soprano denied his involvement in organized crime. He said it was a "vicious stereotype" that slurs waste-removal professionals who promote a green, healthy environment.<p>Mr. Sun, 23 Jun 2013 04:01:26 +0000 Scott Simon 38058 at http://wwno.org Gandolfini Suffered Cardiac Arrest On Family Trip, Reports Say http://wwno.org/post/gandolfini-suffered-cardiac-arrest-family-trip-reports-say Actor James Gandolfini died of cardiac arrest, <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-james-gandolfini-dies-cardiac-arrest-cause-of-death-20130620,0,6836702.story"><em>The Los Angeles Times</em></a> reports, citing the doctor in charge of the emergency department at the hospital in Rome where the <em>Sopranos</em> star was admitted.<p>Dr. Sun, 23 Jun 2013 03:14:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 38024 at http://wwno.org James Gandolfini Dies; 'Sopranos' Actor Was 51 http://wwno.org/post/james-gandolfini-dies-sopranos-actor-was-51 Actor James Gandolfini, 51, has died, HBO and other sources confirm. The former star of the HBO series <em>The Sopranos</em> was reportedly on holiday in Italy when he died. The cause of death is not yet known with certainty, but HBO says the actor may have suffered a heart attack. Other reports have indicated Gandolfini had a stroke.<p><strong>Update at 8:15 p.m. Sun, 23 Jun 2013 02:10:14 +0000 Bill Chappell 37999 at http://wwno.org