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Kristen Stewart on James Gandolfini's Death: It 'Gutted Me'

Kristen Stewart has released a statement about the death of her Welcome to the Rileys co-star James Gandolfini, who passed away last week in Italy.

“When I heard of James‘ passing I was in New Orleans, where we met shooting, and every memory flooded back and gutted me,” Kristen told Entertainment Weekly in a statement. “I’ll hold that time near to me forever. He was immeasurably great. My heart goes out to his beloved family.”

James‘ body was flown back to New York City this past weekend for his funeral, set for this Thursday.

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James Gandolfini's Family Releases Statement, Funeral to Take Place in NYC

James Gandolfini‘s family has released a statement following his sudden death earlier in the week.

The family’s spokesman, Michael Kobold, spoke to the press at the Boscolo Exedra Hotel in Rome, Italy.

The remains are reportedly being flown to New York City, with a funeral set for Thursday (June 27) in Manhattan.

“On behalf of the Gandolfini family, I would like to thank the Italian authorities for all the assistance they have rendered in expediting the formalities necessary to repatriate James Gandolfini‘s remains to the United States.”

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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.

James Gandolfini: Last Photo Before Death in Italy

James Gandolfini dines with his son Michael and some other friends on Tuesday (June 18) in Rome, Italy in this possible last photo taken of him before his death the next day.

The former Sopranos actor passed away at the age of 51 from what is believed to be a heart attack. James was in Italy to attend a film festival and also have some quality time with his son.

“My friend, Fmr @Q13FOX reporter Susan West, dined next to James Gandolfini last night in Rome,” news anchor Bill Wixey wrote on Twitter along with the photo. He reportedly had dinner at Vitti restaurant in Rome, according to TMZ.

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