An autopsy confirmed that the New Jersey native and actor died of a heart attack, with no evidence of substance abuse or foul play, a family spokesman said Friday.
Steve Schirripa joined WFAN host Mike Francesa in studio on Friday to discuss the life of Gandolfini and expound upon the man that he was, both on the screen and off.
Those who followed the series religiously know that sports was a big part of Tony Sopranos’ life.
Hospital officials in Rome say actor James Gandolfini arrived at the hospital at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday and was pronounced dead at 11 p.m. after resuscitation efforts in the ambulance and hospital failed.
Gandolfini died in Italy on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. He was 51.
“I do want to say to the people out there, the thing that got me about (Gandolfini) was he was such a humble guy,” actor and writer Chazz Palminteri told WFAN host Mike Francesa on Thursday. “Just a humble, nice, really sweet man.”
News of “The Sopranos” star’s passing spread quickly on Twitter, which became a place of mourning — even if your feed was exclusively sports-related.
Everything about James Gandolfini seemed to be bright and bigger than life – much like the state of New Jersey, where he was raised and where the greatest role of his career was based.
There’s no doubt that rent is lofty in neighborhoods like Tribeca and Soho, which is probably part of the reason why some of the area’s most famous residents are up in arms over the city’s plan to build a new sanitation and salt storage.
I chatted with Holt McCallany, star of FX’s gripping drama, “Lights Out,” on the phone yesterday, a few hours before his debut – the actor’s rendition of Fight Night.