BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — All across the Garden State on Thrusday people were paying their respects and remembering New Jersey native and former star of “The Sopranos” James Gandolfini.
Gandolfini died in Italy on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. He was 51.
There was a touching tribute to the late actor at the Bloomfield ice cream shop where Gandolfini and the rest of “The Sopranos” cast filmed the final scene of the Emmy Award winning show in 2007.
The owner of Holsten’s placed a “Reserved” sign on the table where Tony Soprano sat with his family during the much-debated and unforgettable finale. Flowers and Thursday’s copy of the Newark Star-Ledger were also placed on the table.
“He was a great guy when he was here filming and I felt just for the type of person he was, we would close the booth off in memory of him,” owner Chris Carley said.
“Everyone’s heartbroken that he’s no longer with us,” co-owner Ron Stark told 1010 WINS.