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James Gandolfini

Tragedy Struck During

Father-Son Trip

6/20/2013 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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James Gandolfini's shocking death happened in the middle of a "guy's trip" for the actor and his teenage son, Michael ... TMZ has learned.

Multiple sources tell us James' trip was for pleasure and business -- first getting to spend some QT in Italy with Michael, who just recently graduated from the 8th grade ... and then attending the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily.

We're told Michael's mom -- James' first wife Marcy Wudarski -- immediately flew to Italy on Wednesday to be with her son ... after she was told James had died.

James and his son were very tight -- Michael is a big hockey fan, and he and his father were regulars at L.A. Kings home games.

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1.

Will    

So sad...I feel for his son and family. His memory lives on...

301 days ago
2.

Texas Gal    

R.I.P.; a true talent and a down to Earth human being. God bless his family; may he rest in the arms of angels. Thanks for the memories James. :-)

301 days ago
3.

Rob Zombie is King    

This is all so sad. RIP T.

301 days ago
4.

rosemaryxoxo    

Wow this just even got more sad to makes things worse he has an infant daughter that'll grow up without her dad

301 days ago
5.

rehabluvsme    

:( So sad to lose his dad at such a young age. RIP

301 days ago
6.

Pippa Longy    

My already broken heart just tore in two.

301 days ago
7.

Solaera    

Damn.

301 days ago
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KARMA K    

So sad this happened to him and for his son to see it! I'm so sorry for them !

301 days ago
9.

Livvie    

This is so sad. I feel terribly for his family. His children are so young...

301 days ago
10.

spader    

Nice photo of Father/Son there, so sad he lost his Dad at what should have been the time of his life in Italy.

301 days ago
11.

BaadBoy    

Ya mean, that's a tubby... boy?

301 days ago
12.

Cristina    

Wow - the story just got that much sadder. Poor Michael.

301 days ago
13.

firebaby    

such heartache... i feel for his son, and his baby daughter... man, 51 is way too soon... rest in peace, James...

301 days ago
14.

Barry McCockiner    

"No more mista ****in' nice guy."

301 days ago
15.

Brooke    

That poor little boy. I can't imagine. This breaks my heart.

301 days ago
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