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Broadway lights to dim to honour James Gandolfini

Funeral of the 51-year-old will be held Thursday at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City

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  • Published: 09:37 June 26, 2013
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  • The body of actor James Gandolfini has been returned to the United States and funeral services for the celebrated star of "The Sopranos" will be held on June 27.
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New york: Broadway theatres will dim their marquee lights on Wednesday night in memory of James Gandolfini, The Sopranos star who earned a Tony Award nomination in 2009.

The Broadway League said on Tuesday the lights will be dimmed for one minute at exactly 8pm EDT.

The 51-year-old actor died on Wednesday in Rome. A funeral will be held Thursday at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City.

Gandolfini received a Tony nomination for his role in the award-winning God of Carnage. He also appeared on Broadway in On the Waterfront in 1995 and A Streetcar Named Desire in 1992.

Said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the League: “Gandolfini was a consummate actor who brought individuality to each role and inspired a true connection with the audience.”

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