'Tony Soprano DID die in final episode': Writer David Chase confirms tragic ending following years of debate over that cliffhanger finale
- It's been more than a decade since The Sopranos ended on a cliffhanger
- The scene, which suddenly faded to black, inspired countless fan theories to what had happened to mob boss Tony Soprano
- Creator David Chase always refused to confirm whether Tony was 'whacked'
- Now he has revealed that the final moment was in fact a 'death scene'
- Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano, died suddenly from a heart attack, aged 51 in Rome on June 19, 2013