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James Galdolfini Autopsy: Heart Attack Confirmed

James Galdolfini Autopsy: Heart Attack Confirmed

The results of James Gandolfini‘s autopsy have been finalized on Friday (June 21) in Italy, according to a statement from the family, which reveals that he did die of a heart attack.

“Today we received the results of the autopsy, which stated he died of a heart attack, of natural causes. The autopsy further states that nothing else was found in his system,” a statement from the family read about the late 51-year-old actor.

“We are all devastated by this loss. James was a devoted husband, a loving father of two children, a brother and cousin you could always count on. We thank you for the privacy you have afforded us during this difficult time,” the statement continued.

James is survived by his wife Deborah Lin, their daughter, who was born in October 2012, and his teenage son Michael from his marriage to Marcy Wudarski several years ago.

Our continued thoughts go out to James‘ family and friends during this tragic time.

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  • Wilma

    Im sorry to say this but Im not impressed. He was very fat. R.I.P

  • Strange

    RIP James , My thoughts are prayers are with you & your family . Brillant !!

  • Susan

    @Wilma: You’re an idiot, Wilma. Show some respect.

  • constant_tork

    he may be gone but his immortality will live on in his crazy good acting roles.

  • constant_tork


    Hey Wilma, why don’t you upload a photo of u and show us how gorgeous you are?

    Wait, what? You don’t want to? Why?

  • Jenna E

    Wilma, while insensitive, I understand your point. Sadly, it appears he did not take good care of himself. He was over weight –that’s plain to see. Weight, however, is not the only reason for heart attacks (Jim Ryan the famous marathon runner died of a heart attack). I would hope Studios/Agents would insist that their stars get regular check ups and take care of themselves. But, I think the reality is they run them into the ground (like John Ritter), even when they don’t feel well. I don’t know, just a guess he “worked too hard” to take care of his health. Very, very sad.

  • ToniSoprano

    @Wilma: And what do you look like?

  • ToniSoprano

    @Wilma: You shouldn’t be calling him fat, maybe if you would have expressed yourself differently you wouldn’t have come across so ignorant.

  • Christina

    Well, sure, he was fat, but by all accounts he also drank a lot and did WAY too much coke. I think that probably has a lot more to do with his early death than a few extra cheeseburgers.