The loss of James Gandolfini has shocked Hollywood, with many a-list stars expressing their sorrow over the death of the “Sopranos” star.

The 51-year-old died of an apparent heart attack last Wednesday while traveling in Italy. Now Bruce Willis is sharing his thoughts on the Emmy-winning actor’s demise.

At a press conference for his upcoming film “Red 2” on Saturday, the action icon was asked about actors who grew up in New Jersey, such as himself and Gandolfini.

“I certainly miss James Gandolfini. Great guy. Great guy,” he said. “Life is short. You got to live it up. Have fun, laugh, eat good food, do whatever you want. Don’t hurt people. Try to have as much fin as you possibly can.”

Willis will soon be seen in “Red 2.” Like the 2010 hit “Red,” the film centers on a group of retired agents who are forced to re-enter the world of killing and espionage. John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary Louise Parker, and Anthony Hopkins also star.

I’ve seen the film and not only is it better than the original, it outshines a lot of the bloated summer releases that have been dumped into theaters recently. Who was expecting that?

Red 2″ hits theaters on July 19.

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