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  NBC News Update: July 3rd, 2013

James Gandolfini left most of his $70 million estate to his two children

Six months before he died, actor James Gandolfini signed a will leaving most of his $70 million fortune to his two children.Documents filed Tuesday in Manhattan Surrogate’s Court, and obtained by the New York Post, show the “Sopranos” star remembered other members of his family and some close friend Full story

NBC News Update: June 27th, 2013

  The President praises Nelson Mandela while in Africa, A friend of Trayvon Martin takes the witness stand and the funeral for James Gandolfini.

James Gandolfini funeral draws family, fans and stars in New York

Family, friends and fans of James Gandolfini gathered in New York Thursday for a final remembrance of the actor known for his role as the tough-guy mob boss on "The Sopranos." Co-stars from that series -- usually recognized for their stoicism -- embraced one another with trembling lips and sorrowful Full story

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James Gandolfini's body returns to New Jersey

Bruce Springsteen leads tribute outpouring for James Gandolfini

Watch: Filmmaker Jon Alpert on Gandolfini’s impressive career

Reserved: Diner saves a seat as tribute to late 'Sopranos' star

James Gandolfini death draws Twitter reactions from stars, fans

From mobster to CIA director: Remembering James Gandolfini's great roles


  NBC News Update: June 21st, 2013

Closing in on a bi-partisan immigration compromise, the cause of actor James Gandolfini's death and the baby name for Kim Kardashian's child.

  Tribute to James Gandolfini planned in Italy

The actor was in Rome with his 13-year-old son, planning to attend a film festival in Sicily, when he suddenly died Wednesday. The film festival now has a special tribute planned for Saturday to honor the actor. NBC’s Michelle Kosinski reports.

  Gandolfini unpretentious, shy and indebted to military

He played a bad man who struggled with goodness, and made the audience care about Tony Soprano.  But in real life, James Gandolfini couldn’t have been less like his character on “The Sopranos.” NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  NBC News Update: June 20th, 2013

Scrambling to salvage peace talks in Afghanistan , a possible compromise on immigration reform and fans mourn the death of James Gandolfini.

  Soprano’s star, James Gandolfini, dies at 51

Actor James Gandolfini, best known for his role as Tony Soprano on the hit HBO series, died of an apparent heart attack while vacationing in Rome on Wednesday. NBC’s Mike Taibbi and filmmaker Jon Alpert, who partnered with Gandolfini on two projects, take a look back at his impressive career.

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James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in a scene from the last season of "The Sopranos."
James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in a scene from the last season of "The Sopranos."

James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in a scene from the last season of "The Sopranos."

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NEW YORK - APRIL 21: Actor James Gandolfini , wife Deborah Lin and son Michael Gandolfini attend the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival opening night premiere after party for "Shrek Forever After" at the MOMA on April 21, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images For Tribeca Film Fes