James Gandolfini left us tragically young at only 51, but it sounds like he went out on top of the world.
The Sopranos star was at the Taormina Film Festival to receive an acting award, and he took the opportunity to spend some quality time with his son in the home of their ancestors. Taormina's artistic director Mario Sesti says:
"He was so happy to be in Italy, to reconnect with his Italian roots, and he was very excited to come here and receive this award."
James' assistant Tom Richardson confirms that James was having the time of his life, remembering: