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James Gandolfini

Possible Last Photo Before Death

6/20/2013 11:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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James Gandolfini dined at an Italian restaurant and was photographed during his meal shortly before he died.

We've been getting unconfirmed reports Gandolfini was at Vitti restaurant in Rome -- where the pic was taken -- hours before his death.  Although we know he was there, the restaurant can't confirm if it turned out to be his last meal.

And now we know ... doctors tried in vain for 40 minutes to resuscitate the actor.  They tried everything -- heart massage and other methods but there was no electric activity from the heart, meaning he was probably dead before he even got to the hospital.  The hospital confirms that.

There will be an autopsy, which will probably include a toxicology report that will reveal if drugs or alcohol were in Gandolfini's system.

The chief doc at the ER says it looks like the "Sopranos" star died of natural causes -- a heart attack.

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zzyzx    

The Russians!

399 days ago
17.

Donka Do Ball    

I love the juxtaposition of this story with
Flavor Flav's FRIED CHICKEN....

399 days ago
18.

REALbarbwire7    

It really is shocking when someone who is not "expected" to die, dies. He was such a great actor & sounds like everyone who knew him loved him. It's so sad. I feel for his family. 51 is young. Watch your diet people. Take care of your health. RIP James G.

399 days ago
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tori    

He was very over weight and had had alcohol and drug problems in the past,those combined could very well of contributed to heart disease at an early age. I know,I have several family members who are either living with health problems or have lost their life under similar cir***stances liek James. Very sad but sometimes the damage done and can't be reversed.

399 days ago
20.

SunnyAutumn    

I saw a do***entary about what a fatty triple meat, triplet cheese hamburger does to the body after you first eat it. The arteries constrict really tightly.and then after a while, everything goes back to baseline. That on top of vino..........

399 days ago
21.

Turk182    

RIP Jim. Prayers to his family.

399 days ago
22.

taz    

There's the high road, and there's TMZ. Last photo, last meal? Too much. Nobody needs to know this information. Turn your attention to the paying customers and report what Kim and Kanye smell like today.

399 days ago
23.

billybob    

this a case for medical detectives

399 days ago
24.

anon    

RIP Mr. James Gandolfini.
You will be missed.

399 days ago
25.

BaadBoy    

Come-on TMZ, where’s the video? Did he do a Fred Sanford imitation: “OH WEEZY THIS IS THE BIG ONE!!!”

399 days ago
26.

kaz    

Shoulda left the cannoli....

399 days ago
27.

Kendra    

Next, TMZ is gonna call the hotel to find out when JG had his last bowel movement. HURRY, EVERYONE!!! Enable TMZ alerts on your phones!!!

399 days ago
28.

franchesca    

HE LOOKS TIRED IN THIS PICTURE

399 days ago
29.

BB not bb    

You know, maybe someone even spiked his food. Most Italians think not only Americans but Italian Americans are a pack of uncultured boobs. Then you have this guy strutting around like king of the mob. Maybe some real mobster had had it with all that hype and just took the chance to get rid of him.


I really don't think mobsters in Italy are venerated or like to show it in the open. They are just desperate men looking to make money. It is not about being cool.

399 days ago
30.

Mazor    

If you listen carefully you can hear "don't stop believin'" fading in in the background.

399 days ago
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