From Jamie Zahn-Liebes
(CNN) — The body of actor James Gandolfini has been returned to the United States, a family friend said Monday.
A charter flight to Newark, New Jersey, on Sunday night carried the body of the “Sopranos” star, Michael Kobold said.
Gandolfini died last week while on a working vacation in Rome. An autopsy determined his death was the result of a heart attack, Kobold said.
A funeral is scheduled for Thursday in Manhattan, Kobold said.
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