A family attorney says Vale died Sunday morning at his home in Palm Desert. Harold Levy said Vale had been in declining health.
The Emmy Awards will feature five special memorial tributes, including one to “Glee” star Cory Monteith, organizers said.
The late “Sopranos” star also left millions to his wife and relatives. A will dated Dec. 19 was filed yesterday in Manhattan Surrogate’s Court.
The creator of “The Sopranos” said at James Gandolfini’s funeral that the actor brought the traits of a sad boy, “amazed and confused,” to the role of Tony Soprano.
Broadway theaters were also expected to dim their marquee lights at 8 p.m. Wednesday in memory of the actor who earned a Tony Award nomination in 2009 for his role in the award-winning “God of Carnage.”
The marquees of Broadway theaters will be dimmed for one minute at 8 p.m. Wednesday to honor the late stage and screen actor.
The services for Gandolfini, 51, are expected to be held at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in Upper Manhattan.
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.
Lip, a Paramus resident whose real name was Frank Anthony Vallelonga, died Friday at a hospital in Teaneck. The cause of death was not disclosed, but family members told The Record of Woodland Park that Lip had been in failing health in recent years.