Gandolfini, 51, was in his room at Hotel Exedra in Rome when he became ill around 10 p.m. local time, officials said.
“The Sopranos” actor James Gandolfini was at a Rome hotel vacationing with his son Wednesday when paramedics brought him to a hospital in cardiac arrest, officials said. Doctors pronounced him dead less than an hour later.His son Michael called the reception desk for help, Laura Conti, marketing director of the hotel chain told ABC News.
More than 100 people lined up outside St. John the Divine church on Manhattan’s upper East Side this morning for James Gandolfini’s funeral.
Among the well-known guests: actor Alec Baldwin, Jets owner Woody Johnson and a host of Mr. Gandolfini’s co-stars from the legendary television show “The Sopranos,” including Edie Falco and Steve Buscemi.[wsj]