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Gandolfini’s body returned to U.S.

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Posted at 10:19 AM, Jun 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-24 10:20:36-04

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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