Stars Come Out for Gandolfini's Funeral

Broadway dimmed the lights for him last night

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jun 27, 2013 10:39 AM CDT

(Newser) – Mourners gathered today for the funeral of James Gandolfini, including quite a few of his Sopranos co-stars and, of course, adoring fans. David Chase, creator of the series, is one of four people scheduled to offer remembrances during the ceremony at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. The others are his widow, Deborah Lin Gandolfini, and two family friends. A private family wake was held for the actor yesterday in New Jersey. Broadway theaters paid tribute by dimming their lights briefly last night; Gandolfini was nominated for a Tony Award in 2009 as an actor in God of Carnage.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie holds a photograph of James Gandolfini while arriving at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine for funeral services Gandolfini, Thursday, June 27, 2013, in New York.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie holds a photograph of James Gandolfini while arriving at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine for funeral services Gandolfini, Thursday, June 27, 2013, in New York.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Michael Gandolfini, son of James Gandolfini, arrives for the funeral service of his father, star of The Sopranos, in New York's Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Thursday, June 27, 2013.
Michael Gandolfini, son of James Gandolfini, arrives for the funeral service of his father, star of "The Sopranos," in New York's Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Thursday, June 27, 2013.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Reporters interview members of the public outside the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine for the funeral service for James Gandolfini, Thursday, June 27, 2013 in New York.
Reporters interview members of the public outside the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine for the funeral service for James Gandolfini, Thursday, June 27, 2013 in New York.   (Mary Altaffer)
Actor Dan Grimaldi arrives for the funeral service of James Gandolfini, star of The Sopranos, in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine,  Thursday, June 27, 2013.
Actor Dan Grimaldi arrives for the funeral service of James Gandolfini, star of "The Sopranos," in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Thursday, June 27, 2013.   (Richard Drew)
Edie Falco embraces a woman as she arrives for the funeral service of James Gandolfini, star of The Sopranos, in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine,  Thursday, June 27, 2013.
Edie Falco embraces a woman as she arrives for the funeral service of James Gandolfini, star of "The Sopranos," in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Thursday, June 27, 2013.   (Richard Drew)
A sightseeing tour bus drives past the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine ahead of the funeral service for James Gandolfini, Thursday, June 27, 2013 in New York.
A sightseeing tour bus drives past the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine ahead of the funeral service for James Gandolfini, Thursday, June 27, 2013 in New York.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson arrives at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine for funeral services actor James Gandolfini, Thursday, June 27, 2013, in New York.
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson arrives at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine for funeral services actor James Gandolfini, Thursday, June 27, 2013, in New York.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Actors John Ventimiglia, left, and Michael Imperioli arrive for the funeral service of James Gandolfini, star of The Sopranos, in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine,  Thursday, June 27, 2013.
Actors John Ventimiglia, left, and Michael Imperioli arrive for the funeral service of James Gandolfini, star of "The Sopranos," in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Thursday,...   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
John Ventimiglia, left, and Steve Schirripa arrive for the funeral of James Gandolfini, star of The Sopranos, in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine,  Thursday, June 27, 2013.
John Ventimiglia, left, and Steve Schirripa arrive for the funeral of James Gandolfini, star of "The Sopranos," in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Thursday, June 27, 2013.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Alec Baldwin arrives for the funeral service of James Gandolfini, star of The Sopranos, in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine,  Thursday, June 27, 2013.
Alec Baldwin arrives for the funeral service of James Gandolfini, star of "The Sopranos," in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Thursday, June 27, 2013.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Actors Steve Schirripa, center, and John Ventimiglia arrive for the funeral of James Gandolfini in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine,  Thursday, June 27, 2013.
Actors Steve Schirripa, center, and John Ventimiglia arrive for the funeral of James Gandolfini in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Thursday, June 27, 2013.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Actor Jerry Adler arrives for the funeral service of James Gandolfini, star of The Sopranos, in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine,  Thursday, June 27, 2013.
Actor Jerry Adler arrives for the funeral service of James Gandolfini, star of "The Sopranos," in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Thursday, June 27, 2013.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Actor Joe Pantoliano arrives for the funeral service of James Gandolfini, star of The Sopranos, in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine,  Thursday, June 27, 2013.
Actor Joe Pantoliano arrives for the funeral service of James Gandolfini, star of "The Sopranos," in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Thursday, June 27, 2013.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Actor Dominic Chianese arrives for the funeral service of James Gandolfini, star of The Sopranos, in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine,  Thursday, June 27, 2013.
Actor Dominic Chianese arrives for the funeral service of James Gandolfini, star of "The Sopranos," in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Thursday, June 27, 2013.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hugs actor Vincent Curatola outside of Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine during before services actor James Gandolfini, Thursday, June 27, 2013, in New York.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hugs actor Vincent Curatola outside of Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine during before services actor James Gandolfini, Thursday, June 27, 2013, in New York.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Actress Aida Turturro arrives for the funeral service of James Gandolfini, star of The Sopranos, in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine,  Thursday, June 27, 2013.
Actress Aida Turturro arrives for the funeral service of James Gandolfini, star of "The Sopranos," in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Thursday, June 27, 2013.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Actor John Turturro, center, arrives at the the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine ahead of the funeral service for James Gandolfini, Thursday, June 27, 2013 in New York.
Actor John Turturro, center, arrives at the the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine ahead of the funeral service for James Gandolfini, Thursday, June 27, 2013 in New York.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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