According to the latest reports, there is new information popping up surrounding the untimely death of Sopranos actor James Gandolfini. As we’ve previously reported, James passed away in Italy at the young age of 51-years-old. It came as a shock to most of the world, and left his family grieving for their loss.
James was in Rome with his wife, Deborah Lin, his teenage son Michael and nine-month-old daughter Liliana. He was there to reconnect with his Italian roots and also attend the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily. He and his family were staying at the Boscolo Exedra hotel in Rome. Reportedly, the actor suffered a heart attack in his room right around 10PM local time. It has been reported that his son was the first to report a medical emergency to the staff.
James’ assistant revealed, “We all had a marvelous day together, and when he returned to the hotel Jimmy went to the bathroom and that is where something happened. His sister said he was still alive when the ambulance took him away.”
A spokesman for the hospital said, “We can confirm that the 51-year-old man was brought here. Upon arrival, we found his heart had already stopped.”
He was pronounced dead at 10:40PM local time. May he rest in peace.