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Gov. Christie orders flags fly half-staff in memory of James Gandolfini

Posted at 3:51 PM, Jun 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-21 15:51:05-04

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Governor Chris Christie has ordered all New Jersey government flags be flown at half-staff on Monday in honor of James Gandolfini.

Christie called the “Sopranos” star and New Jersey native an “iconic actor, who left a timeless impact.”

The Governor issued Executive Order No. 135, stating, “it is with profound sadness that we mourn the loss of James Gandolfini and extend our sincere sympathy to his family, friends, and countless fans.”

Gandolfini, 51, died of an apparent heart attack Wednesday while on vacation in Italy.