James Gandolfini‘s death came as a shock to everyone when it was announced last week. At only 51, he was one of the nation’s most beloved actors for his many memorable roles, especially The Sopranos. And so, it only seems right that his Sopranos castmates came out to celebrate his life at the funeral service held at Manhattan’s Cathedral Church of St John the Divine on Thursday.
Edie Falco, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Lorraine Bracco, Michael Imperioli and Steve Buscemi were just a few of the actors in attendance at the services. It’s still so crazy that James Gandolfini is no longer alive. I can’t lie and say I was obsessed with The Sopranos (my grandfather watched it, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen an episode) or that I thought of him much, but years ago I did meet him at a screening for Romance and Cigarettes, which I really loved, and he was one of the most thoughtful, kind “stars” I’ve ever come in contact with.
RIP, James Gandolfini.