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Funeral plans set for actor James Gandolfini



ITALY, Rome : Reporters stand on June 21, 2013 outside the morgue of Rome’s Policlinico Umberto I hospital, where the body of US actor James Gandolfini, the star of the TV mafia drama “Sopranos”, is kept. Gandolfini died on June 19 in Rome after a fatal cardiac arrest at the age of 51. AFP PHOTO/ FILIPPO MONTEFORTE

NEW YORK — Funeral services for actor James Gandolfini will be Thursday at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City.

An HBO spokeswoman speaking on behalf of the family says the funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m.

The 51-year-old star of “The Sopranos” died Wednesday in Rome. Family spokesman Michael Kobold says Gandolfini died of a heart attack.

Port Authority of New York & New Jersey spokesman Steve Coleman tells the Star-Ledger of Newark that a Signature Airlines flight carrying Gandolfini’s body arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from Rome Sunday night. The body was taken from the airport around 11:20 p.m. but Colman did not say where.

The actor had been headed to Sicily to appear at the Taormina Film Festival, which paid tribute to him Saturday.


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