James Gandolfini funeral: Son Michael, 13, 'Sopranos' attend service
A funeral for "Sopranos" actor James Gandolfini was held at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Devine in New York City on Thursday, June 27 and was attended by the star's 13-year-old son, Michael, and several former co-stars.
Gandolfini, one of the most beloved television actors, died at age 51 on June 19 in Italy after suffering a heart attack during a family vacation. Michael was the one who alerted hotel staff after his father did not answer knocks to the door of his room. The actor also has a baby daughter with wife Deborah Lin. A private family wake was held for the actor in New Jersey on Wednesday.
The "Sopranos" stars who attended Gandolfini's funeral on Thursday included Edie Falco, who played his wife on the HBO mob show, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who portrayed his daughter, as well as fellow series alums Joe Pantoliano, Dominic Chianese, Dan Grimaldi, Aida Turturro, Jerry Adler and creator David Chase.
Chase and Gandolfini's wife were among four speakers at the funeral, according to the Associated Press.
"You were a good boy," Chase said. "A sad boy, amazed and confused," he said. "You could see it in your eyes. That's why you were a great actor."
Alec Baldwin, who appeared with Gandolfini in the 1996 movie "The Juror," TV Chef Mario Batali, New Jersey Governor Chris Chistie and "The Good Wife" star Julianna Margulies, who had a recurring role on "The Sopranos," also attended the funeral.
"The Sopranos" aired for six seasons, between 1999 and 2007, and earned Gandolfini three Emmys. The actor was also nominated for a Tony for his 2009 performance in the New York comedy play "God of Carnage." He also appeared in Broadway productions of "On the Waterfront" and "A Streetcar Named Desire."
Broadway theaters paid tribute to him by dimming their lights for one minute on Wednesday night. (Watch a video below.)