Agence France-PresseJune 27, 2013 19:01
Family, friends and fans united in grief Thursday in an emotional sendoff for James Gandolfini, star of the hit TV series "The Sopranos."
Gandolfini, a Golden Globe and three-time Emmy winner for his portrayal of emotionally vulnerable New Jersey mobster Tony Soprano, died June 19 after a heart attack in a hotel in Rome, where he was traveling with his 13-year-old son. He was 51.
Mourners converged on Manhattan's Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, an Episcopal church that is among the world's biggest, well before the mid-morning start of Gandolfini's funeral.