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James Gandolfini

Actor's Body Returned

Home to New Jersey

6/23/2013 6:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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James Gandolfini'
s body has arrived in New Jersey via private jet, TMZ has learned.

The actor's body was flown in via Signature Airlines from Rome -- where James died earlier this week. The plane touched down at Newark airport around 9 PM ET.

We're told the body of "The Sopranos" star will be taken to a funeral home where it will remain until the service -- set for Thursday.

The 51-year-old died Wednesday of a heart attack. He was born and raised in Jersey.

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flmermaid    

So sad that he died in his prime. His little 8 month old baby will never know her father. Having babies late in life is not fair to them because there is no guarantee that you will live another 20 years at 51. Wife will probably remarry and another guy will raise the kid.

484 days ago
17.

Julie     

Welcome Home Jimmy G.. A very humble, funny & sweet man gone way too soon. My deepest condolences to the Gandolfini Friends & Family! RIP to one of Jersey's finest <3 You will be missed by all!

484 days ago
18.

me    

RIP

484 days ago
19.

Norma Desomd    

Rest In Peace James. Still shocking.

484 days ago
20.

Emmaleine    

http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/g-noah

This is the airplane in question. They used Acropolis Aviation, not signature, dipsticks. Doesn't take much digging to find out.

484 days ago
21.

cindy    

This is an actor. It is not JFK. We don't need to see the transfer of the body at the airport.

484 days ago
22.

melanielanderson@live.com    

I still can't believe he's gone.

484 days ago
23.

Kimmy Ef    

He is here in my town, Park Ridge, NJ until his services on Thursday in Manhattan. He will be laid out today in our town. RIP James.

484 days ago
24.

anon    

RIP Mr. James Gandolfini
You will be missed

483 days ago
25.

lkelly816    

It would not surprise me if his good friend John Travolta flew him home in his private jet. Still hard
to believe James Gandolfini is gone. He will be
missed. Great actor.

483 days ago
26.

Rebecca    

RIP Jim.....I've had the biggest crush on both Jim and Tony Soprano for ages. I had several opportunities to chat with him very briefly as a fan, and he was so sweet, humble and generous with his time. I feel so bad for his family, especially his poor son.

483 days ago
27.

InformedCAGuy    

Cozerelli's will get to host him after all. RIP JG

482 days ago
28.

bob    

May God be with you James... Rest in peace

482 days ago
29.

vlee    

interesting sopranos story http://t.co/zOpDHtUL6V

462 days ago
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