Mourners gathered at the Church of St. John the Devine in New York City this morning for the funeral of James Gandolfini.
The service, which began at 10:00 a.m. was filled with 1,500 of James’ closest family members, co-stars, friends, and fans.
David Chase, the creator of The Sopranos, was one of four people to read eulogies during the service. He opted to give his remarks to the late actor through writing a letter.
“You were a good boy,” David said. “A sad boy, amazed and confused. You could see it in your eyes. That's why you were a great actor."
James’ widow, Deborah Lin, also spoke during the service.
"My husband was an honest, kind and loving man," she said. "He cared more about others than himself. Thank you for the memories of the beautiful life we spent together... I love you Jim, and I always will. Rest in peace."
A tremendous number of stars came out to support the late 51-year-old actor, including many from the cast of The Sopranos. Edie Falco, Lorraine Bracco, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Joe Pantoliano, Dominic Chianese, Steve Buscemi, Vincent Curatola, Michael Imperioli, Steve Schirippa, John Ventimiglia, Vincent Pastore and Aida Turturro all were in attendance to pay respect to their friend.
Some other notable faces in attendance at the funeral were Alec Baldwin, Dick Cavett, Mario Batali, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
The Sopranos actor died last week after suffering a massive heart attack while vacationing with his son in Italy.
To pay respect to the former God of Carnage star, Broadway dimmed their lights for a brief time last night.
Governor Christie also ordered that New Jersey state flags be flown at half-mast today. Rest in peace, James.