James Gandolfini Fans Pack into Iconic Restaurant in ‘The Sopranos’

Published:2:22 am EDT, June 20, 2013| Updated:2:25 am EDT, June 20, 2013|
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James Gandolfini Dies, Holsten's Diner Packed, The Sopranos

The final scene of the six-season series "The Sopranos" was shot at Holsten's diner in Bloomfield, New Jersey. (HBO)

Upon hearing the tragic news that The Sopranos actor James Gandolfini unexpectedly died in Italy on Wednesday of a massive heart attack, fans flocked to the iconic restaurant where the final scene of the show was filmed, Holsten's diner in Bloomfield, N.J.

"People are just here reminiscing," Holsten's co-owner Chris Carley told E! News. "They are here to pay their respects."

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Holsten's even reserved the table where the cast sat at in that final scene to pay their own respects.

The Sopranos was an award-winning HBO original series surrounding the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano, played James Gandolfini. The series won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series twice and was nominated every year eligible. The world fell in love with Gandolfini's character who struggled to balance his family life with his career in the Mafia.

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