James Gandolfini funeral set to be held in New York - See church
A funeral for the late "Sopranos" actor James Gandolfini will be held in New York City on Thursday, June 27, at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Devine.
A spokesperson for HBO speaking on behalf of Gandolfini's family told The Associated Press the details of the actor's funeral. It is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.
Gandolfini's body returned to the U.S. on Sunday, June 23, according to People magazine. The actor's body arrived from Rome, Italy, at Newark Liberty International Airport at 11:20 p.m. His body was then taken to a New Jersey funeral home.
On Friday, June 21, a spokesperson for Gandolfini's family said autopsy results confirmed the actor died of a heart attack in Rome, where the actor was vacationing with his teen-aged son. He was also set to go to Sicily to appear at the Taormina Film Festival. The festival paid tribute to the actor on Saturday, June 22.
"Jim was happy, he was healthy, he was doing really fine. I mean, he's on vacation with his son. He has an 8-month-old daughter. Everything was going great," Michael Kobold, the family spokesman, said during the press conference. "I just spoke to him on Father's Day and he was fine, he was happy. He was a good guy."
Gandolfini is likely best known for his role as Tony Soprano on "The Sopranos," which ran for six seasons from 1999 to 2007. He won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for the role. He was also known for roles in films like "True Romance," "Get Shorty" and "Crimson Tide." He is survived by his wife, Deborah Lin, a son from a previous marriage and an 8-month-old baby daughter.