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James Gandolfini

Rolex Theft Victim in Death

8/7/2013 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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James Gandolfini
suffered an indignity after he died in Rome -- someone apparently stole his expensive Rolex watch within hours after he died ... TMZ has learned. 

We've obtained an insurance form filed by James' people.  According to the form and family sources, someone stole a $3,000 Rolex submariner watch from James' hotel room on the day he died.

The insurance form says there was no damage to the room and there's no mention of forced entry.  There's no suspect listed on the form ... but the implication is that someone may have pilfered the item during the commotion following the heart attack that killed the actor.

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The form doesn't specifically describe the type of submariner that was stolen, but they vary wildly -- some are diamond encrusted, some are platinum and some are gold. 

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We found a pic of James at the "Nicky Deuce" premiere in May -- a month before he died -- and he was wearing a watch that could be the Rolex in question.

88 COMMENTS

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1.

Santo    

Jeeze, robbing the dead while the body's still warm? Stay classy, Italy.

254 days ago
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Bill    

3,000 for a Rolex is insanely cheap so maybe you missed a zero or two

254 days ago
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Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Ummm, this guy was not a scuba diver. He never put his head under water for more than 5 seconds. He didn't need this watch. And now he's done croaked, so.... Spend more time finding out who over served him, and sold him the coke that killed him.

254 days ago
4.

JimmyB    

Insanely expensive at $3,000? Who writes this crap? How many Rolex's cost less than $3,000 is another good question.

254 days ago
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billybob    

"insanely expensive"? Was't TMZ telling that Ferrah A. is a millionaire?? I guess insanity is all over the TMZ place...

254 days ago
6.

Humannature    

That's Low.

254 days ago
7.

TraceyLou    

People are such *******s.

254 days ago
8.

LLsez    

Lindsay Lohan strikes again....UGH!!

254 days ago
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LordGobblecock    

could be an insurance swindle. they all try it.

254 days ago
10.

Anne    

while someone stealing his watch is a nasty thing, dead or alive, I do kinda wonder about someone filing an insurance claim on it...I mean the guy was worth how much? And as he only died like a month ago, you'd think the family would have better things to do/worry about....I get sentimental value but really, are they trynig to get a pay out on this? That seems kind of low...

254 days ago
11.

KKO    

You're missing a 0 in the price tag. That type of Rolex is $30,000 not 3,000

254 days ago
12.

LilDavy    

A standard Rolex Submariner (Stainless Steel) is about $8000

254 days ago
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Alex B    

Insanely expensive? No TMZ, a $3,000 Rolex is EXTREMELY cheap since the watches usually start at around $15,000.

254 days ago
14.

laffnbear    

It is'nt like he had any more use for it.

254 days ago
15.

anony    

"Insanely expensive"?
WHO is writing these for TMZ?
People who've just woken up after a thirty year nap?

254 days ago
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