facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

David Chase clarifies remark about Tony Soprano's fate

"A journalist for Vox misconstrued what David Chase said in their interview. To simply quote David as saying, ’Tony Soprano is not dead,’ is inaccurate," Chase's publicist Leslee Dart said in a statement Wednesday.
By Karen Butler   |   Aug. 27, 2014 at 9:55 PM   |   Comments

1 of 2
| License Photo
NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- David Chase's representative has dismissed as inaccurate a widely circulated report that The Sopranos creator had finally revealed the fate of iconic television character Tony Soprano.

The late James Gandolfini played the New Jersey mob boss on the Emmy Award-winning drama for six seasons from 1999 until 2007. The series finale infamously left audiences to wonder whether Tony lived or died.

The website Vox published an article Wednesday with the heading, "Did Tony Die at the End of The Sopranos?" A sub-head reads, "David Chase finally answers the question he wants fans to stop asking."

The story reports its author had pressed Chase during an interview about the show's ambiguous conclusion and Chase offered "just the fact and no interpretation."

"He shook his head 'no.' And he said simply, 'No he isn't.' That was all," the article said.

The quote was picked up by numerous media outlets and Chase's publicist Leslee Dart quickly released a statement addressing the matter.

"A journalist for Vox misconstrued what David Chase said in their interview. To simply quote David as saying, 'Tony Soprano is not dead,' is inaccurate. There is a much larger context for that statement and as such, it is not true," Dart's statement said. "As David Chase has said numerous times on the record, 'Whether Tony Soprano is alive or dead is not the point.' To continue to search for this answer is fruitless. The final scene of The Sopranos raises a spiritual question that has no right or wrong answer."

Gandolfini died of a heart attack in June 2013. He was 51.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Tiffany Fallon and Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney welcome baby girl Tiffany Fallon and Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney welcome baby girl
2
Jillian Michaels reveals she was fired from 'Biggest Loser' Jillian Michaels reveals she was fired from 'Biggest Loser'
3
Duchess of Cambridge cancels event over severe morning sickness Duchess of Cambridge cancels event over severe morning sickness
4
'The Hollow Crown' releases photo of Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III 'The Hollow Crown' releases photo of Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III
5
Lana Del Rey to be covered by Jessica Lange on 'American Horror Story' Lana Del Rey to be covered by Jessica Lange on 'American Horror Story'
Trending News
x
Feedback