Funeral plans set for Gandolfini

Funeral services for Sopranos star James Gandolfini has been set for Thursday at a church in New York City. The body of Gandolfini, who died last week of a heart attack, was flown out of Italy earlier today, according to airport authorities in Rome.

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James Gandolfini death 'an awful shock'

James Gandolfini at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2008. Credit: Tammie Arroyo/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said: "It's an awful shock. James Gandolfini was a fine actor, a Rutgers alum and a true Jersey guy. I was a huge fan of his and the character he played so authentically, Tony Soprano.

"I have gotten to know Jimmy and many of the otheractors in the Sopranos cast and I can say that each of them are an individualNew Jersey treasure.

"Mary Pat and I express our deepest sympathies to Mr Gandolfini's wife and children, and our prayers are with them at this terrible time."


Tributes to an 'extraordinary actor'

Celebrities pay tribute to James Gandolfini

Celebrities have been paying tribute to Sopranos star James Gandolfini, 51, who has died of a suspected heart attack whilst on holiday in Rome, Italy.


Tributes pour in for James Gandolfini

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