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Funeral for James Gandolfini

The funeral of Sopranos actor James Gandolfini will take place in New York today. The 51-year-old star died of a heart attack last Wednesday in Rome.

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Broadway tributes for Sopranos star James Gandolfini

Broadway theatres paid tribute to James Gandolfini last night, dimming their marquees in memory of the actor.

Best known for his role as Tony Soprano in the hit HBO series The Sopranos, the star also had a successful stage career.

Emmy Award winning actor James Gandolfini Credit: Chase Rollins/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment

Speaking about the Emmy Award winning actor, Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, said: "James Gandolfini was a consummate actor who brought individuality to each role and inspired a true connection with the audience."

She added, "whether on screen or on the Broadway stage, he made every role believable and seemingly effortless."

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