James Gandolfini through the years

POSTED: 09:17 PM CDT Jun 19, 2013    UPDATED: 07:35 AM CDT Jun 20, 2013 
Gandolfini on Mardi Gras float 2007

The death of James Gandolfini, best known for his role as an anxiety-ridden mob boss on HBO's "The Sopranos," on Wednesday affected many in Hollywood and beyond.