It’s been 14 years since “The Sopranos” ended, and there are still some who can’t wrap their skulls around what happened. That debate, it seems, has finally…and definitively…been put to bed by the show’s creator, David Chase. Chase admits that he was “annoyed and bothered” by the amount of people that were seemingly obsessed with whether Tony Soprano died at the end, and even wanted him dead. Initially, there was another ending that Chase had in mind, where Tony “was going to be killed” while heading to New York from New Jersey “for a meeting.” Then, Chase drove by a dinky little restaurant and thought, “Tony should get it in a place like that.” That should give a dose of finality to fans who, for some reason, still had doubt that Tony somehow lived after the cut to black that ended the series.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter