June 10, 2007, The Sopranos ends -- not with a bang, but by fading to black in a New Jersey diner as Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" plays on the jukebox. So did Tony die? Here is one explanation. I think this makes a lot of sense. The Sopranos is without a doubt one of the best television shows of all times. Youngstown was even mentioned in the show. There was an episode where Paulie Walnuts winds up in jail in Youngstown when him and a few buddies were arrested on their way to Stubenville to visit Dean martin's childhood home.