Mourners attend funeral for 'Sopranos' star Gandolfini
Thursday, June 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.
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