Family, friends, fans attend funeral of ‘Sopranos’ star Gandolfini

A hearse arrives outside the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine for the funeral services of James Gandolfini, in New YorkBy Chris Francescani NEW YORK (Reuters) – Family, friends and fans of actor James Gandolfini gathered at a Manhattan cathedral for his funeral on Thursday, a week after the 51-year-old star of the HBO television show "The Sopranos" died of a heart attack while visiting Rome. Police set up barricades in front of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in upper Manhattan as fans waited to get a glimpse of mourners of the actor whose performance as the burly, cigar-smoking New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano made him a household name. …