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James Gandolfini Leaves $70 Million Estate To His Children

James Gandolfini Leaves $70 Million Estate To His Children

Sopranos actor James Gandolfini was known as a gentle giant and we are still saddened because of his untimely passing.

His will was generous and left the bulk of his $70 million estate to his two children. He has a 13-year-old son named Michael and an eight month old daughter named Liliana with his wife Deborah Lin. In his will dated December 19, 2012, which was filed Tuesday in court, the document states that Michael will inherit the estate through a trust. The trust will be put aside for him until he reaches the age of 21-years-old.

When Liliana turns 25-years-old, Michael will have to split James’ Italian property with her. James also made a note in his will asking his children to keep the property in their family for as long as possible.

He wrote in the will, “It is my hope and desire that they will continue to own said property and keep it in our family for as long as possible.”

In addition to bequeathing the money and property to his children, he left millions to his wife, $500,000 to each of his nieces and $200,000 each to his personal assistant and secretary.

So sad.

Source, Photo Credit: Fame/Flynet

Posted Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 at 3:15pm
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James Gandolfini autopsy results are in.

The autopsy results are in, and confirm that ‘Sopranos’ actor James Gandolfini died from a heart attack, and was listed as natural causes. “Today we received the results of the autopsy, which stated he died of a heart attack, of natural causes. The autopsy further states that nothing else was found in his system,” a family friend released.

The 51-year-old’s sudden death has shocked fans worldwide. James was in Rome with his family on vacation, ahead of a scheduled appearance at the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily.

Plans are underway to transport the star’s body to the U.S. soon, Michael Kobold said, “Once we have the clearance, we will put him on a flight to America. We expect that to be Wednesday, maybe Thursday, but we will keep you informed.” A funeral is expected in NYC late next week.  “We hope that it will be on Thursday, Friday, latest Saturday. [It] is up to the Italian authorities to decide how quickly.”In a heartbreaking detail, the star’s manager confirmed that Michael, Gandolfini’s 13-year-old son, found his father collapsed in his hotel room and immediately alerted hotel staff about the medical emergency.

The three-time Emmy winner was then transported to the Policlinico Umberto I hospital; Dr. Claudio Modini told Reuters and other outlets that paramedics attempted in vain to revive Gandolfini en route to the hospital.

“The resuscitation maneuvers, including heart massage, continued for 40 minutes and then, seeing no electric activity from the heart, this was interrupted and we declared James dead,” Dr. Modini said.

Such sad news. It’s hard to hear that he was still alive when he got to the hospital, hopefully he didn’t suffer.


Posted Friday, June 21st, 2013 at 10:10am
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Touching James Gandolfini tribute left where ‘The Sopranos’ filmed their final scene.

The owner of the New Jersey ice-cream parlor where James Gandolfini filmed the unforgettable final scene of “The Sopranos” paid a touching tribute to the actor.

Go here to see what he did

Posted Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 3:15pm
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Hollywood reacts to the passing of James Gandolfini, “He is one of the greatest actors of this or any time.”

Hollywood is reeling this morning from the sudden death of James Gandolfini. He’s an incredible talent that made many friends in the industry. Here are just some of the responses online:

David Chase, creator of ‘Sopranos’: “Anyone who saw him even in the smallest of his performances knows that. He is one of the greatest actors of this or any time. A great deal of that genius resided in those sad eyes. I remember telling him many times, “You don’t get it. You’re like Mozart.” There would be silence at the other end of the phone. He wasn’t easy sometimes. But he was my partner, he was my brother in ways I can’t explain and never will be able to explain.”

Edie Falco, who played his wife on ‘Sopranos’: “I am shocked and devastated by Jim’s passing. He was a man of tremendous depth and sensitivity, with a kindness and generosity beyond words. I consider myself very lucky to have spent 10 years as his close colleague. My heart goes out to his family, as those of us in his pretend one hold onto the memories of our intense and beautiful time together. The love between Tony and Carmela was one of the greatest I’ve ever known.”

‘RIP James Gandolfini. A great friend,’ wrote Jeff Daniels, his co-star in Broadway’s God of Carnage.

‘I am so deeply saddened by the untimely passing of sweet James Gandolfini!’ tweeted Christina Applegate, his co-star in the 2004 comedy Surviving Christmas. ‘My heart is broken for his family!! I’m in shock.’

Steve Carell, who was about to work with the larger-than-life star in HBO Films’ Bone Wars, tweeted: ‘James Gandolfini. Unbelievably sad news. A fine man.’

Olivia Wilde, who starred with the actor in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, said: ‘James Gandolfini was a kind, funny, wonderful guy. I’m so lucky to have worked with him. Sending love to his family. Such a sad, sad day.’

Patrick Wilson wrote: ‘R.I.P. James Gandolfini. So awful. What a fantastic actor…so much to say but I can’t even process. My condolences to his family.’

Bush rocker Gavin Rossdale said: ‘james gandolfini– so sad what an incredible actor. more loss. be good to each other. it’s all so short.’

Actor Jonah Hill: ‘I’m truly heartbroken to hear that James Gandolfini has passed away. He is one of my all time favorite actors. Tragic loss.’

Rose McGowan posted a picture of herself with the actor, saying: ‘I am heartbroken about James Gandolfini. He was a gentle giant and great man. I love this picture, I loved him.’ (below)

Carson Daly: ‘SO SAD! PRAYING FOR HIS FAMILY- wow- Shocked by this news today….’

Josh Henderson: ‘Just read about James Gandolfini.. Never met him but what a damn good actor. Gone way to soon. Rip brother.. #prayers’

Dominic Monaghan: ‘Oh man James gandolfini died. Fantastic in the soprano, and true romance. A great talent.’

Alyssa Milano: ‘Rest in peace, Mr. Gandolfini.’

Rainn Wilson: ‘Arrivederci, James Gandolfini. You were one of the great greats. We’ll miss your dangerous, big heart. #RIPGandolfini’

Josh Groban: ‘Thank you James Gandolfini for some of the most brilliant tv moments of all time. So sad!!!’

Giuliana Rancic: ‘Just heard James Gandolfini has died of a heart attack at the age of 51. So incredibly sad.’

Leah Remini: ‘R.I.P James Gandolfini. My prayers to his family and friends. He will certainly be missed by us who loved watching him’

Posted Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 7:07am
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