Body of Sopranos star awaits autopsy
June 20th, 2013
08:21 AM ET

Body of Sopranos star awaits autopsy

James Gandolfini probably died of a heart attack, according to the head of a Rome hospital's emergency department where the actor was taken.

The body of the actor was transferred to a hospital morgue in Rome early Thursday, where it awaited an autopsy.

By law, medical examiners in Italy are required to carry out the postmortem 24 hours after the body's arrival in the morgue, a hospital spokesman said.

Before Italian authorities can release his remains for transport back to the United States, the U.S. Embassy in Rome must issue a death certificate.

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  1. saywhat

    RIP Gandolfini.

    June 20, 2013 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    A talented man. RIP, sir.

    June 20, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ANDRE (stupid ni$$er) HIMES

    Crime of genocide have been committed against Black America.

    June 20, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |