Gandolfini was much more than an actor. He was the main character of a hit show about a city that doesn't exist anymore, about a culture that slowly eroded while Sopranos was in production. He played an antihero, a psychotic murderer and was loved for it. But my thoughts aren't about morals or sensation. Moreover, everyone I've ever met or worked with involved with that show has helped foster a sense of pride. I've never not worked with those people and felt something exciting and giddy. All of those were real people, men and women proud of the job they did. While Gandolfini was almost as complicated of a guy as Tony Soprano, the group that helped flesh out a fictitious North Jersey crime family will never be topped.