James Gandolfini through the years

POSTED: 10:17 PM EDT Jun 19, 2013    UPDATED: 08:35 AM EDT 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.