Jamie-Lynn Sigler: James Gandolfini Made You Feel 'Everything Would Be All Right'
The "Sopranos" co-star says she spent a decade "studying and admiring one of the most brilliant actors."
This story first appeared in the July 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
This news has left me heartbroken. I can only imagine the pain his family feels, and my heart goes out to them, especially Deborah, Michael and Liliana. I spent 10 years of my life studying and admiring one of the most brilliant actors, yes, but more importantly one of the greatest men. Jim had the ability, unbeknownst to him, to make you feel like everything would be all right if he were around. I treasure my memories with him and feel so honored that I was an up-close witness to his greatness.
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