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Mourners attend funeral for 'Sopranos' star Gandolfini

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 - 00:52

June 27 - Family, friends and fans pay respects to late Sopranos' actor James Gandolfini at his funeral in New York. Katharine Jackson reports.

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A hearse carries the body of actor James Gandolfini to a Manhattan cathedral where family, friends and fans gather for his funeral on Thursday. The 51-year-old star - who played cigar-smoking New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano on the HBO television show "The Sopranos" - died of a heart attack while visiting Rome with his son, Michael. Police set up barricades in front of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine as fans crowded sidewalks and celebrities - including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie - arrived to mourn the actor's death. Gandolfini, who was raised in a working-class neighborhood, shared Tony Soprano's Italian-American heritage and New Jersey roots. He won three Emmy awards for best actor for his portrayal of the gangster. Gandolfini is survived by his wife, son and daughter.

Mourners attend funeral for 'Sopranos' star Gandolfini

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 - 00:52

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