James Gandolfini’s body arrived back in New Jersey on Sunday night after flying from Italy – where the 51-year-old star died on June 19.
The Sopranos star’s coffin was loaded onto a private jet operated by Signature Airlines in Rome and touched down at Newark Airport at approximately 9 p.m.
James Gandolfini’s body was then transported to the Robert Spearing Funeral home in New Jersey where it will be held until Thursday when a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City.
An HBO spokeswoman speaking on behalf of the family says the funeral is confirmed for 10 a.m.
James Gandolfini died Wednesday in Rome. Family spokesman Michael Kobold says the actor died of a heart attack.
Photos of the Rome hotel room in which late actor James Gandolfini spent his final moments have emerged as the star’s body was flown back to the United States today ahead of his funeral on Thursday.
Pictures show the ornate marble bathroom in which the actor was found by his 13-year-old son Michael and where paramedics worked to save James Gandolfini before rushing him to Policlinico Umberto I hospital.
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