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James Gandolfini

Family Blindsided

No Health Issues Suspected

6/21/2013 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Aside from his weight, James Gandolfini didn't have ANY underlying health problems before his death ... at least that his family was aware of, TMZ has learned.

Sources extremely close to Gandolfini's family tell us, the "Sopranos" actor never once mentioned that he was suffering from heart or other health issues -- and by all appearances, he was in near-perfect condition.

Gandolfini has admitted to having problems with cocaine and alcohol in the past -- and obviously struggled with his weight -- but we're told the family was utterly blindsided by his sudden death.

As we reported, Gandolfini passed away Wednesday from an apparent heart attack while vacationing in Italy. He was 51.

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16.

Cam    

He was poisoned to death

434 days ago
17.

Nun ja biz    

Yes,he was over weight. Besides that, he may have had a blood clot. I don't know regardless it is very sad.

434 days ago
18.

Mason     

Hard Cocaine use in your younger days can still really damage the blood vessels around the heart...Joe Strummer from the Clash had a heart attack really young as well.

434 days ago
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commonSenseSays...    

I'm stunned that they are stunned - take one look and him and he was ripe for a heart attack. His son looks like he'll have no too. No disrespect intended but DA! His son needs to lose some weight and exercise to prevent this from happening to him.

434 days ago
20.

bob    

Even as a casual observer, I could tell he was a walking heart attack. He was fat for crying out loud!

434 days ago
21.

jill    

no heath issues? wasnt morbid obesity a tip off?

434 days ago
22.

dierdre    

He reminds me of Rob Reiner in this picture.

434 days ago
23.

princessavenger    

well, cocaine is def. bad for your heart, supposedly that caused Papa Lohan's heart problems.

434 days ago
24.

Mason     

I got really bored with The Sopranos after a while...the same old schtick got tired...just sayin.

434 days ago
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