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James Gandolfini's Funeral Set for Thursday

Actor James Gandolfini, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this week, will be laid to rest Thursday in New York City. Gandolfini died Wednesday after suffering cardiac arrest while on vacation with his son in Italy. He was 51.

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Liz Raftery

Actor James Gandolfini, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this week, will be laid to rest Thursday in New York City.

Gandolfini died Wednesday after suffering cardiac arrest while on vacation with his son in Italy. He was 51.

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The funeral for the Sopranos star will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Manhattan, according to a spokesperson for HBO.

The Gandolfini family released a statement over the weekend saying his body would be flown back to the U.S. from Italy on Monday.