The Sopranos Mystery Revealed: David Chase Finally Admits Tony Soprano Didn’t Die In Finale

For the past seven years, fans of The Sopranos have debated what the hell happened in the final scene when everything cut to black.

Did the guy in the ‘Members Only’ jacket whack Tony Soprano? Were the onion rings a crispy and delicious source of symbolism about the circle of life for Tony? What was up with Meadow’s parallel parking?

While the questions have been asked over and over, no one knew for sure. That is until now.

Sopranos creator David Chase finally has confirmed the boss’ fate. In an article on Vox, writer Martha P. Nochimson questions Chase on whether Tony dies in the finale. Chase’s simple reply: “‘He shook his head ‘no.’ And he said simply, ‘No he isn’t.'”

Update: Chase has issued a statement in reaction to the Vox story declaring that Tony is not dead. From Chase’s representative:


“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. 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.”

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Source: EW.com