Italian Coroner: James Gandolfini Died Of A Heart Attack

Posted on June 21st, 2013 at 8:08 am

gandCoroner's officials in Rome have confirmed to reporters there that actor James Gandolfini did indeed die of a heart attack.

The 51-year-old Sopranos star collapsed in his Rome hotel room on Wednesday night.  He was vacationing in the Italian city before a scheduled appearance at Sicily's Taormina Film Festival.  Despite doctors working for over half an hour to revive him, he was pronounced dead at a Rome hospital.

He had spent the day touring the Vatican with his 13-year-old son Michael.  His funeral will take place in New York next week.

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