A message from his publicist reads:
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.
It’s worth noting that Chase didn’t say that his earlier response was inaccurate, that Tony isn’t dead. Chase has avoided giving direct answers about the finale for years and, not surprisingly, it appears he prefers to keep it that way.
What do you think? Do you think Tony died at the end or not? Does it matter to you?