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James Gandolfini

One Last Tribute Dance

... from 'Sopranos' Stripper

6/21/2013 11:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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It's a tribute worthy of Tony Soprano -- a Bada Bing stripper from the HBO show has paid her respects to James Gandolfini the only way she knows how ... by spinning around a pole in a g-string to the "Sopranos" theme song ... and it's all on video.

The clip was shot last night at the real-life Bada Bing -- a place called Satin Dolls in Lodi, NJ -- and it features longtime Bada Bing veteran Diana Lynn, who first appeared on the "The Sopranos" pilot episode back in 1999.

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Diana -- who worked as a background dancer in several "Sopranos" episodes thereafter -- has been dancing at Satin Dolls for 15 years.

Diana says she's heartbroken by the loss of the great actor -- telling us she formed a bond with Gandolfini during his "Sopranos" days. She says the actor often hung around Satin Dolls after filming just to squeeze in some quality stripper time.

And based on the video, it really meant a lot to her. Bada bing, bada boom.

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19 COMMENTS

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1.

FROM HELL    

Classy

399 days ago
2.

Jballs     

OK

399 days ago
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Lucky_130    

Whoop dee frickin doo

399 days ago
4.

static    

I had NFI any stripper could have a 15 year career.

399 days ago
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SammyG    

I have been to Satin Dolls, nice girls, good drinks.

399 days ago
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399 days ago
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Elsa    

This picture has a "pre 3-way" look to it.
...be waiting for the post picture to show up, ha

399 days ago
8.

TheEric    

If your tributes after you die are coming in the form of strippers, maybe your legacy isn't so ****ing great.

399 days ago
9.

Um Yeah    

Ewwwww a 40 year old meth head stripper with no ass.....thanks but no thanks

399 days ago
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@iAMTIMWILSON    

Thats cool & all, but did they say 15 years dancing at the club? Hell she should be part-owner I hope.

399 days ago
11.

jerry    

fer

399 days ago
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KARMA K    

Stupid whore, dances almost nude to honor James, I'm sure his wife and young son will be proud! NOT! Dumb bitch! Also too old to be stripping!

398 days ago
13.

Melly    

Lol

398 days ago
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Spicy mag    

Unless she started stripping at 10 years old, she should not be stripping 15 years later.

398 days ago
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Kat    

And out of the woodwork come the ones looking for 15 minutes of fame, of any kind. Desperate and pathetic . She could have simply donated something to the American Heart Association , or any charity, with some humble class. Too far for her to reach that decent level from a slide down a meaningless pole maybe.

398 days ago

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