November 27, 2014
ROME (AP) - A friend of "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini says an autopsy confirmed that the actor died of a heart attack.
Friend Michael Kobold said Friday that there was no evidence of foul play or substance abuse. He said Gandolfini's body has been released to a funeral director and that the family is working to get through the red tape to get the body back to the United States.
Gandolfini died Wednesday night after being discovered in a Rome hotel room by a family member. A funeral is planned in New York.
He was en route to the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily, where he was scheduled to give a special class on Saturday. The festival instead is organizing a tribute to him.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.