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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.

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baybomber    

You people never even seen a rolex in person... that is a $3, 000 watch!!! Its a rookie rolex.

388 days ago
17.

PT    

Wow... Harvey must really be underpaying you guys. That is not an insanely expensive Rolex. Now, if it were $30,000; that's insanely expensive.

388 days ago
18.

size4    

These watches are not that attractive. I dont know why they are so exprnsive. Just my opinion

388 days ago
19.

jq    

even a stainless steel Submariner is $8k....

388 days ago
20.

snowboardchick    

That's so mean. I'm sure the sentimental value is way more and I'd file a claim too. Just because I'd be so pissed off.

388 days ago
21.

JesusSaves    

It takes a real loser to rob a dead man!!!

388 days ago
22.

411change    

wow his watch man died maybe this person to make more income this will help www.trmnthin.com

388 days ago
23.

Mike from Jersey    

$3,000? Cheap.

And Rolex watches are CRAP! They are bumming around watches.

Now a $15,000 watch is something to write home about.

388 days ago
24.

Carla    

Sweet, robbing a dead person. Secondly, I just don't get how ANY watch is worth $3000 bucks, unless it's encrusted with diamonds.

388 days ago
25.

CrazyOldie    

$3000 for that Submariner? Are you retarded TMZ? Check your facts.

388 days ago
26.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

This story would be more interesting if we knew where the watch was when it was stolen --- on his person, on his nightstand, in the hotel room safe, in luggage? The "sources" probably have an idea about this, TMZ, so you might want to ask them again.

388 days ago
27.

strunz2318    

Like Archie Bunker once said.."When you find an honest "I"talian, you've really got something." Pathetic.

388 days ago
28.

Nekru    

Well why not? He won't need it anymore.

388 days ago
29.

Kel    

Wow it takes one pathetic human being to steal a watch off a dead man !

388 days ago
30.

HillbillyHell    

Rolex Submariner > $3,000

388 days ago
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