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James Gandolfini

Death Suite Rented Out

to NY Governor's GF

6/22/2013 5:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0622-james-gandolfini-sandra-lee-sub-gettyBusiness is business when it comes to the Italians and with James Gandolfini's body still warm, the hotel he died in has already rented out his room ... to none other than NY Governor Andrew Cuomo's girlfriend!

The "Sopranos" star died from a fatal heart attack on Wednesday night, the room was rented on Thursday, and Sandra Lee checked in yesterday according to the NY Post.

The Food Network star arrived to hotel Boscolo Exedra Roma with her sister and nieces. A source told the paper that Lee's party  rented a few rooms at the luxury hotel, including the $671/night fourth-floor suite where Gandolfini’s 13-year-old son found him keeled over in the bathroom.

When singer Whitney Houston died in the bathtub of the Beverly Hills Hilton, they took the room off the rotation for quite some time ... but that's clearly not how it's done in Rome.

The Italians gotta make them euro euro bills y'all ...

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A rep for Lee tells US Weekly that Lee has since moved out of the room, saying, "Sandra Lee has moved out of the hotel room previously occupied by James Gandolfini ... The European paparazzi has been overwhelming ... with non-stop phone calls to the room ... reporters are pulling all sorts of trickery -- trying to bribe hotel staff to get into the suite."

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1.

Corn    

C'mon TMZ. You're better than this, let the man rest in peace. Yes, unfortunately hotels have to be re-rented, but it's not front page news, I mean who goes around finding out what Celeb, got his death room? That's sick.

467 days ago
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bjb    

chris cuomo is not the governor of NYS

467 days ago
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jennb    

Andrew Cuomo is the Governor of NY

467 days ago
4.

Joe    

You mean Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of NY? Or do you mean Chris Cuomo, the CNN guy.

Do you have an editor?

467 days ago
5.

Arla    

Who the hell is Chris Cuomo?? Do you mean ANDREW CUOMO??? He's only the governor of the #1 state in the USA, no big deal.

467 days ago
6.

t    

she is dating the Governor of NY, TMZ have your weekend children editors get their fact straight...

467 days ago
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spader    

TMZ plumbing the depths and finding new lows.

467 days ago
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ticallion    

On top of losing a loved one, people have to worry about not living up to TMZ's standards for grieving.

467 days ago
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2011mom    

Gandolfini's heart attack occured in the hotel suite bathroom but he died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. "Death suite" isn't accurate, maybe "Pre-death suite"

467 days ago
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Boogeyman    

wow tmz you really need to stretch the truth huh? pathetic.

467 days ago
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Fredsicles     

Tmz wow. Whoever wrote this article should be ashamed if themselves. With jg body still warm... You are sick

467 days ago
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Dale    

You reported before that he died in their restaurant, now it's in his room. Now you have Chris Cuomo As the Governor on NY. Harvey should care as much about his readers as he does his pedicures.

467 days ago
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dierdre    

WOW If this story is true, Why would this woman want to even sleep in the same room where he died? I mean to me that's being morbid. I loved James Gandolfini, but now people should just let the man R.I.P. He's not even in the ground yet, & all this publicity is ridiculous. TMZ ARE YOU EVEN LISTENING???????

467 days ago
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Scary    

People die in hotel rooms all the time, you just don't know about it. You don't think everyone else turns over the room as soon as they can, as long as they've followed Dept of Health regulations? C'mon.

467 days ago
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mommyto1    

Keeled over? Nice wording ass holes! You couldn't just say passed away or died?

467 days ago
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