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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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1.

Richy    

So sad and tragic. Such a young age...

489 days ago
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TheEric    

Why are people shocked he died? He was a fat **** who didn't give a damn about his health. Just look at his son to see the values he passed down. That fat ass wont make it to 52 either. Good ****ing riddance.

489 days ago
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HMm    

Shocking...but those who are a little bit overweight and younger may take a bit of comfort in knowing that the hard drugs (cocaine) and alcohol severely damaged James' heart over the years. However, I doubt these kinds of findings are ever made public.

489 days ago
4.

Phil    

Waaaay tooo young! What the world will miss with his future performances! He will be dearly missed. RIP

489 days ago
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HMm    

BTW,the above pic was likely taken a long time ago. the pic of James at a tattoo parlour on June 1 shows a much slimmed down version of James.

489 days ago
6.

Reallly    

He was in Italy AND dined at an Italian restaurant???? SHOCKER!!!

489 days ago
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@iAMTIMWILSON    

I watched the whole 1st season of Sopranos lastnight

489 days ago
8.

Cam    

Dining before he died of a "heart attack", he was definitely poisoned to death for stereotyping Italians

489 days ago
9.

jackass    

bada bing bada boom rip mr TONY SOPRANO 1ST FILM I SAW U IN WAS TRUE ROMANCE WHAT A ROLE U PLAYED IN THAT CLASSIC LUVE THE PART WHEN PATRICIA ARQUTTE HIT YA OVER TEH HEAD WITH TOILET LID U PLAYED A MEAN GANSTA SO REAL LIFE ACTIN NUTIN BUT PURE CLASS.

489 days ago
10.

Lucky_130    

I bet he really stuffed his face before he ate dust

489 days ago
11.

Jackie    

I have never watched his show or whatever it is....but it's sad when people died.

489 days ago
12.

JFO    

The restaurant can't confirm if it was his last meal ... have you lost your little minds???? Could you be anymore ghoulish????

489 days ago
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verlinda    

Well, if they find Alcohol it's because o way can an Italian dine at a Italian Restaurant in Italy without a little Vino

489 days ago
14.

lauren    

I am shocked and saddened by the posts here on TMZ. Does TMZ have the worlds coldest followers/posters? My Gosh, a man died! He was a teenager boys FATHER. If anyone posts mean things about him being over weight or ANYTHING other than RIP to a wonderful actor, they should be ashamed of him or herself. Remember, when someone you love dies, and it could be as soon as tomorrow, remember your posts. don't be so evil.
God Bless you James, you will be missed.

489 days ago
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Stupidposts    

And he admitted to drug and substance abuse. That also has an affect on your health no matter what age or shape or even age you are.

489 days ago
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