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David Chase memorializes James Gandolfini

June 28, 2013 • Entertainment


Michael Gandolfini, left, son of James Gandolfini, arrives for the funeral service of his father, star of “The Sopranos,” in New York’s the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Thursday, June 27, 2013. The 51-year-old actor died of a heart attack last week while vacationing in Italy with his son.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (AP) — The creator of “The Sopranos” said at James Gandolfini’s funeral that the actor brought the traits of a sad boy, “amazed and confused,” to the role of Tony Soprano.

“You were a good boy,” David Chase said Thursday at the ceremony at New York’s Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.

One of four speakers at the funeral, Chase gave his remarks in the form of a letter to Gandolfini. The actor’s widow, Deborah Lin Gandolfini, and two family friends were also speakers at the ceremony.

Chase remembered that Gandolfini once told him that “you know what I want to be? A man. Login to read more

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