Icheoku cut off our HBO when the hit Sopranos ended; admitted plans were afoot to re-hook later since Tony was not whacked during the grand finale in that restaurant despite fans expectations. The lights that went out while daughter Meadow was entering the restaurant to join the rest of the family for a dinner, drawing the curtain on the series, suggested that the show had a chance of a rebirth, whenever the producer decides to turn the light back on? Icheoku and millions of other fans waited and waited to find out what happened when the light comes back on but it never did; needless to add that our HBO is still tossed. Now who knows if it stands any chance of ever being reconnect with the whacking of all whacking by heart attack of the man who brought mafioso to life and into millions of our living rooms.
Call this soothsaying(ish) if you like, but Icheoku was watching Brad Pitt's "Killing them softly" movie the other day and saw a tired Tony making his way through an airport. Somehow, Icheoku felt worried that Tony's weight forebodes danger to his health from a heart in too much labor, which eventually now did him in. But hey he came, did his time and is now gone. He will be remembered for what he did while it lasted. Thankfully it was quick and he did not suffer too much. As for the debt which every mortal owes, he has paid his own and is now truly free.
Tony Soprano (birth name James Gandolfini) will be sorely missed, especially his 'wicked' laugh and his ever sparkling lighted eyes which looks muxh like Snowball's of George Orwell's Animal Farm. He did HBO and Italians proud, correctly depicting the ruthless mafia don who must never be crossed. Icheoku loved The Sopranos, all of it; especially the scene where Tony and the rest of the made guys whacked Sal 'Big Pussy' Bonpensiero and took his body by boat for a sea burial for being a government (FBI informant) snitch. Tony's regular sessions with his shrink, Dr. Melfi, also brought psychologists' work closer to people.
Tony Soprano, an Italian descent, died in the old country, while on a working visit there. He was just 51 years old. Icheoku says adieu Toni and may you continue to be the boss over there; except that the real boss Al Capone might be jealous of your exploits in Sopranos and anxiously waiting for your arrival with his muscles to whack you yet again and may be back this way? Salute, Arrivederci, So long Toni.