Edie Falco, who played Carmela Soprano to James Gandolfini's Tony Soprano for six seasons, says she won't be giving any interviews about the actor's surprising death. She has, however, released a statement.

Falco says:

"I am shocked and devastated by Jim’s passing. He was a man of tremendous depth and sensitivity, with a kindness and generosity beyond words. I consider myself very lucky to have spent 10 years as his close colleague. My heart goes out to his family. As those of us in his pretend one hold on to the memories of our intense and beautiful time together. The love between Tony and Carmela was one of the greatest I’ve ever known."


Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who played his daughter Meadow, added, “Jim had the ability, unbeknownst to him, to make you feel like everything would be alright if he was around.”

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