James Gandolfini News Pop: Chase Speaking at Gandolfini's Funeral

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Mourners gathered for the funeral of James Gandolfini and the creator of "The Sopranos" is due to memorialize the actor at the ceremony. David Chase is one of four people scheduled to offer remembrances during the ceremony.The others are his widow, Deborah Lin Gandolfini, and two family friends His "True Romance" co-star remembers the late actor's commitment to his roles and his "flawless" work as Tony Soprano. My heart goes out to his family. James was incredibly talented, and I feel very fortunate to have had the chance to work with him. He was very committed during the shooting of True Romance. I remember Tony Scott saying he slept in his suit in his car to stay in character. The lights of Broadway?s theaters will be dimmed on Wednesday night as a mark of respect to James Gandolfini. The actor, who died in Rome, Italy, enjoyed success on the New York stage in the 1990s plays ?On the Waterfront? and ?A Streetcar Named Desire,? and he was nominated for a Tony Award in 2009 for his role in ?God of Carnage.?

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