James Gandolfini’s Body Returning to United States Monday For Thursday Burial
James Gandolfini will be buried on Thursday at the famed Saint John the Divine cathedral in Manhattan, HBO announced on Sunday.
Here was the announcement in full: "We can confirm, on behalf of the Gandolfini Family, that the funeral service for James Gandolfini will be held Thursday, June 27th. The service will be held at 10 a.m. EST at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in Manhattan."
Sopranos actor James Gandolfini, who died last week in Italy, will be returned Monday to the United States for burial, according to a statement released by a family spokesman.
HBO released this statement by Gandolfini family spokesman, Michael Kobold, in Rome: "... We are now looking at hopefully getting James Gandolfini's remains back to the States tomorrow," he said. "The provisional plan is to depart Rome tomorrow afternoon and arrive in the U.S. in the evening."
Michael thanked the Italian and U.S. governments for expediting a process that he said usually takes seven days. James' sudden death at the age of 51 last Wednesday left Hollywood and all of America shocked.