Private Wake Held for James Gandolfini in New Jersey

A private wake was held for late actor James Gandolfini Wednesday evening at the Robert Spearing Funeral Home in Park Ridge, N.J., the NY Daily News reported. Gandolfini’s widow, Deborah Lin, and their 9-month-old daughter, Liliana, were among those in attendance.

The Daily News spoke to a relative of Gandolfini’s, Bob Price, at the wake, who said:

It’s a nightmare for the whole family. It’s a horrible, horrible thing, everybody is just devastated. This man was everybody’s hero. It’s just the worst thing that could have happened.

Gandolfini died last Wednesday of a heart attack in Italy. He was 51.

A funeral will be held Thursday morning at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in Manhattan.