Gone, but surely never to be forgotten.
The late James Gandolfini is to be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, along with a number of other local stars including Dizzy Gillespie and Brian Williams.
Gandolfini, who died of a heart attack in Italy last June aged 51 – will be commemorated at Convention Hall in Asbury Park in a ceremony attended by the mob drama’s creator David Chase, as well as cast members from the show.
The web-based hall recognises New Jersey residents who have made,
“invaluable contributions to society and the world beyond” and a number of other people will also be inducted tonight.
Since 2008, 80 people with ties to the state have been inducted, including singers Bruce Springsteen and the late Whitney Houston.
The Sopranos was voted the best written TV series of all time by the Writers’ Guild of America last year.
Gandolfini Through the years