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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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Sesame Street Pays Tribute to James Gandolfini - Watch Now!

Sesame Street pays tribute to the late and great James Gandolfini by posting an old video of him on the children’s program talking about being scared.

In the clip, the Sopranos actor comforts the character Zoe by telling her everyone gets scared and he demonstrates how to overcome fears.

James passed away from what appears to be a heart attack on Wednesday (June 19) while vacationing with his son in Italy.

In case you missed it, check out tributes to James that have poured in from his castmates from The Sopranos as well as his acting peers.


James Gandolfini – Sesame Street Video

Brad Pitt Reacts to 'Killing Them Softly' Co-Star James Gandolfini's Death

Brad Pitt has released a statement about his former co-star James Gandolfini, who passed away at 51 while vacationing in Italy of a heart attack.

The 49-year-old actor starred with James in the 2001 movie The Mexican, in the late Tony Scott‘s 1993 movie True Romance, as well as last year’s Killing Them Softly.

“I admire Jimmy as a ferocious actor, a gentle soul and a genuinely funny man,” Brad said. “I am fortunate to have sat across the table from him and am gutted by this loss. I wish his family strength and some semblance of peace.”

Our thoughts remain with James and his loved ones during this tragic time.

James Gandolfini Dead: ER Doctor Says Death was from Natural Causes

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James Gandolfini Died During Father-Son Trip: New Details

New details have emerged about the death of James Gandolfini and it now appears he was in the middle of a father-son trip with his teenage son Michael, according to TMZ.

The trip was intended to be both business and pleasure for the 51-year-old actor, who was to attend the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily, Italy this week. He also made time to spend some quality time with Michael, who had just graduated the eighth grade.

James‘ first wife Marcy Wudarski immediately flew to Italy to be with her son after she was told that James had died.

We send out our continued condolences to the Gandolfini family during this incredibly difficult time.

James Gandolfini Dead: 'Sopranos' Cast & Crew Reacts

It has been an evening full of tributes to the late actor James Gandolfini, who passed away at the age of 51 on Wednesday (June 19) while on vacation in Italy.

The actor’s co-stars and co-workers from his beloved show The Sopranos are now speaking out on their friend’s shocking death.

“I am shocked and devastated by Jim’s passing. He was a man of tremendous depth and sensitivity, with a kindness and generosity beyond words. I consider myself very lucky to have spent 10 years as his close colleague. My heart goes out to his family. As those of us in his pretend one hold on to the memories of our intense and beautiful time together. The love between Tony and Carmela was one of the greatest I’ve ever known,” Edie Falco, who played Carmela Soprano, said.

“We lost a giant today. I am utterly heartbroken,” Lorraine Bracco, who played Dr. Jennifer Melfi, said.

“Jimmy was a dear friend and like a brother to me. He was a great actor and a great father. I will miss him terribly. I am very sad,” Steve Schirripa, who played Bobby ‘Bacala’ Baccalieri, tweeted.

“I have lost a brother and a best friend. The world has lost one of the greatest actors of all time. Maureen and I send our deepest sympathy and love to Deborah, Michael, Lily, and all of Jimmy’s family,” Steven Van Zandt, who played Silvio Dante, tweeted.

“He was a genius,” series creator David Chase said. “Anyone who saw him even in the smallest of his performances knows that. He is one of the greatest actors of this or any time. A great deal of that genius resided in those sad eyes. I remember telling him many times, ‘You don’t get it. You’re like Mozart.” There would be silence at the other end of the phone. For [his wife Deborah Lin] and [children] Michael and Liliana this is crushing. And it’s bad for the rest of the world. He wasn’t easy sometimes. But he was my partner, he was my brother in ways I can’t explain and never will be able to explain.”

For reactions from HBO, celebrities, and James‘ managers, check out our previous post.

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