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O.T. - R.I.P. to Two of my Favorites

Talk about a 1-2 punch!  Author Vince Flynn passed away earlier today.  He created the Mitch Rapp series of thrillers.  I love those books and I will miss new adventures.  R.I.P. Mr. Flynn.



This evening we see that James Gandolfini passed away!  He may have wanted to distance himself from his most famous role, but he'll always be Tony Soprano to us.  R.I.P. Mr. Gandolfini.


Flint, Michigan


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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,925
    I was in disbelief until I saw myself. Terrible. Sopranos was one of best shows eva and it was because of the big guy
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • JebpotJebpot Posts: 374
    A great actor and author.

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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 4,005
    Holy ****! What happened to Vince Flynn. I love his books.



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  • shtgunal3 said:
    Holy ****! What happened to Vince Flynn. I love his books.
    Prostate cancer.
    Flint, Michigan
  • yellowdogbbqyellowdogbbq Posts: 384
    It really gets you thinking, too young.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,010
    Never once saw the Sopranos and didn't know who that guy was, though he looked familiar. I will miss Vince (and Mitch) though. Loved those books!

    My Mom will soon be 97, and I ain't no spring chicken either. Every time I read about "another one gone", I cringe. Especially at those ages!

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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 4,496
    In shock I loved Gandolfini's work didn't know Vince Flynn

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  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273

    Loved the work of both of them, they will be missed.


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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    Two of my favorites as well and will be missed.  Way too young.  At least I don't need to worry about going at that age.

    Really liked the Mitch Rapp series.  On a side note, love the Jack Reacher books, an thought it was a huge mistake to cast Cruise in the movie.
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  • troutgeektroutgeek Posts: 458
    I happen to be working in the Twin Cities this week, and the whole city is mourning Vince Flynn. How sad, and I'm going to miss the Mitch Rapp series. I had no idea Gandolfini was ill. Slim Whitman also died today, but I had thought he died years ago.
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  • Gandolfini was also a good supporting actor. He was a good prick in Crimson Tide (starring Denzel Washington & Gene Hackman).
    Flint, Michigan
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 2,650
    Tragic loss for the entertainment community- will miss the Rapp books
    Greensboro, NC
  • AcnAcn Posts: 2,548
    I thought Time had a fantastic Gandolfini obituary that really emphasizes how TV has flown past movies as the leader in well-written, well-acted and compelling drama, and how that shift really started with The Sopranos


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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    I thought he played a great role in Zero Dark Thirty. Way beyond his age.


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  • lewisj82lewisj82 Posts: 184
    I still watch through The Sopranos occasionally. Great show. I also loved James Gandolfini in Get Shorty and True Romance. Great actor, great loss. From what I understand he was a great guy to have on your side.

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  • Rick GRick G Posts: 166
    I could not agree more.  Two of my favorites.  They will be missed.
  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    I mean no disrespect but, flags at half-mast in NJ today... seems a little over the top to me. Did Christie do that for Whitney?
    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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