And so we say, farewell, Jimmy. James Gandolfini's nearest and dearest family and friends gathered at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan on Thursday morning (June 26th, 2013) in remembrance of the "Sopranos" star. James Gandolfini died suddenly of a heart attack while on vacation in Italy with his family. Thousands gathered for the funeral service, among them, celebrities and 'Sopranos' alum. Series creator David Chase delivered a moving eulogy for James.