Last summer everyone was shocked by the death of James Gandolfini. The actor had been vacationing in Rome with his teenaged son Michael when he suffered a massive heart attack in his hotel bathroom. At the time the police and media alike were all over the story trying to figure out what contributed to Gandolfini’s death. He had a history of heavy drug use, drank often and loved his heavy, high fat foods so it seemed like years of fast living had likely taken a toll on his body.
According to the July 21st print edition of The GLOBE Magazine theories have now emerged that the actor might have been poisoned by a colorless, odorless toxin that could have been placed in his food. Apparently a good chemist knows how to concoct such things and they can be missed in an autopsy. Who would do such a thing? Well, there’s a notion that Gandolfini’s death could have actually been mob related.
Apparently Mafia members were quite unhappy with his portrayal of them in The Sopranos. They felt that his character made them all look like a bad stereotype and it ticked them off. Supposedly they weren’t going to go out of their way to do anything, but once Gandolfini was in Rome and on their turf, well he became fair game.
Do you think that there could be any truth at all to the rumor that Gandolfini’s death could be a Mafia hit? Or are some people with active imagination’s confusing fiction with reality? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!