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James Gandolfini

Reportedly Guzzled 8

Drinks Before Death

6/21/2013 4:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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James Gandolfini reportedly gorged himself on fried food, foie gras and booze just before he died of a heart attack.

Gandolfini downed at least 8 drinks at the restaurant in the hotel where he died -- 4 shots of rum, 2 pina coladas and 2 beers -- this according to the New York Post.

The "Sopranos" star also feasted on fried prawns covered in mayo and chili sauce and foie gras, according to the paper.

On Tuesday -- the night before he died -- we're told Gandolfini dined at another restaurant and downed at least one glass of wine (Photo above).

Gandolfini struggled with alcohol and drug addiction. 

Interestingly ... the doctor who runs the ER put out a statement Thursday that there was no evidence of alcohol in his system, but based on the report something is clearly off.

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1.

MrGr3yy    

Damn, let the man rest in peace. Enough is enough already.

400 days ago
2.

Iloveboobies    

Leave the poor guy alone. He was on vacation for crying out loud. RIP James Gandolfini. You will be missed. :(

400 days ago
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Fredsicles     

Yah tmz... This is all speculation. Leave him and his family alone. He had a heart attack who cares if he had 8 drinks. Go do another story on Kate upton for no reason. Or Kim k baby's laughable name.

400 days ago
4.

Azi    

TMZ, you use the terms "downed" like he was a college binge drinker. Give it a rest.

400 days ago
5.

verlinda    

If I was in Italy I would have MORE than 8 drinks. So what. At least he enjoyed himself, R.I.P.

400 days ago
6.

shannon    

Leave him alone. That meal sounds amazing.

400 days ago
7.

Sue from jersey    

Such a nice guy came into the resturant I work in ac good tip down to earth nice guy.rip

400 days ago
8.

Cam    

He was poisoned to death

400 days ago
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Amy E    

Hmm, is this really a story? None of this information changes the fact that his fans and family are mourning his sudden death. Who wouldn't indulge on a vacation, in Italy no less? It doesn't make him a bad person, or lessen the impact he made, if he did indeed drink and eat like a king. He is one man who deserved it!

400 days ago
10.

DTD    

Ya so?

400 days ago
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Truth    

TMZ ONCE AGAIN PROVE TO BE IDIOTS AND GAAAY (IF YOU INCLUDE HARVEY). ALCOHOL CAN CLEAR THE SYSTEM WITHIN 6-8 HRS. IF THE FAT DUDE HAD THE DRINKS SAY AROUND 10-11PM THE NITE BEFORE AND CROAKS NEXT DAY AFTERNOON THERE WUD BE NO SIGNS OF ETHEL ALCOHOL. HARVEY, STICK TO FOTOCOPYING GOSSIP AND NOT MEDICAL OPINIONS. POINT BLANK! #TRUTH!!

400 days ago
12.

RachesRules    

Guzzled and gorged??? And the disrespect begins. Shame on you Harvey:(

400 days ago
13.

palermo    

It is disgusting how you don't even wait until the body is cold before you start this. Shame on all of you.

400 days ago
14.

krislankay    

I knew TMZ was sleazy, but to insinuate that his vacation drinks had something to do with his passing, is taking the cake. You have hit an all time low. Let James rest and move on to poisoning some other celebrity's life..

400 days ago
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Whateverbytch    

stop reaching....dude enjoyed fried food, wine and cigars and that was his right as a human....RIP

400 days ago
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