Brad Pitt Talks James Gandolfini’s Death

Posted Thursday June 20, 2013 1:50 PM GMT

He had the opportunity to work with James Gandolfini on a trio of films (“True Romance,” “The Mexican,” and “Killing Them Softly”) and Brad Pitt is bereaved over news of the actor’s untimely death.

The “Fight Club” hunk told press, "I admire Jimmy as a ferocious actor, a gentle soul and a genuinely funny man.”

“I am fortunate to have sat across the table from him and am gutted by this loss. I wish his family strength and some semblance of peace,” he added.

Gandolfini was found on the floor of his hotel bathroom by his 13-year-old son in Rome, Italy last night (June 19) and was pronounced dead (cardiac arrest) 20 minutes after arriving at the hospital.

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