That's sad, despite not liking the Sopranos I found him a very talented actor, and a generally good person. My condolences to his family and I hope he didn't suffer when he passed. It seems fate is taking many people young lately, I mean James Gandolfini, Michael Clarke-Duncan, etc... very sad. :(
It was a heart-attack, so I suppose it was quick and relatively painless. Can't say for sure, as I never had one myself.
Yeah, but sometimes the pain can feel like hours, or so I've been told by family. I just hope it was quick and painless, I wish a long suffering experience on no one. Thank you for posting this, I'll have to inform some family members who were fans of the show that might not know about it.