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James Gandolfini Talks About Being Scared On Sesame Street
June 21, 2013
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Tributes continue to pour in for the late James Gandolfini, who died of a heart attack June 19 at the age of 51.

The video above shows Gandolfini's 2002 appearance on Sesame Street. He told cast member Zoe Monster about his fears, which apparently included the dark, haircuts and giant talking vegetables.

If you're most familiar with his work as Tony Soprano, it's really worth watching - this is definitely the softer side of an actor who's best known for playing a violent mob boss.

Another video that's making the rounds is Gandolfini's reading of children's author Maurice Sendak's most controversial book, 'In The Night Kitchen', on the author's 80th birthday.

Over the last few days, some big events have been dedicated to Gandolfini's memory.

At a concert in Coventry, UK, Bruce Springsteen played the entire 'Born to Run' album and dedicated it to the late actor.

Springsteen and Van Zandt perform with the E-Street Band in Copenhagen, Denmark, May 14, 2013 (Photo: AP)

Steven Van Zandt, Springsteen's guitarist and Gandolfini's 'Sopranos' co-star, was on stage for the performance, Rolling Stone reports.

And there were a couple of tributes to the actor at Major League Baseball games yesterday.

A moment of silence at Yankee Stadium, Thursday June 20, 2013 (Photo: AP)

The New York Yankees honoured Gandolfini with a moment of silence at Thursday's game at Yankee Stadium, and Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier, a New Jersey native chose 'The Sopranos' theme for his walk-up music at Great American Ball Park.

The actor died in Italy, where he had travelled with his 13-year-old son Michael. He was planning on giving a special class at the annual Taormina Film Festival in Rome and attending the closing ceremonies on Saturday.

The Festival is now planning a tribute "to celebrate his great achievement and talent," said organizers Mario Sesti and Tiziana Rocca.

There are some 'Sopranos'-related tributes, as well.

At the house that stood in for Tony Soprano's family home, fans have left candles and a dried bag of ziti as a tribute to the actor.

The booth where the final scene of the show took place (Photo: AP)

And Holsten's, the Bloomfield, New Jersey ice cream parlour where the show's final scene was shot, has placed a "Reserved" sign at the booth where Tony had his last meal on screen.


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