Coroner’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.