06/20/2013 08:40 am ET

Journey: James Gandolfini Connection, Via 'The Sopranos' Ending, Was 'Truly An Honor'

Thanks to the series finale of "The Sopranos," James Gandolfini and Journey were always connected.

The band's song "Don't Stop Believin'" played during the series' final moments, ending abruptly and launching conspiracy theories about the fate of Gandolfini's Tony Soprano that are still discussed and debated.

Following Gandolfini's death on Wednesday at the age of 51, Journey released a statement on the band's website:

It's truly an honor to have been able to share one of the greatest moments ever in TV history with James Gandolfini. He was an amazing actor -- taken way too young -- and he'll be missed. Our condolences go out to his family.

Watch the final moments of "The Sopranos" above. More on Gandolfini's passing can be found here.

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