The passing of Soprano’s actor James Gandolfini was both shocking and surprising. The 51-year-old died of a heart attack while on vacation in Italy last month. He left behind a wife, son, daughter along with a $70 million estate.
It’s being reported that the late actor has left millions to his family and friends from his work as mob gangster Tony Soprano on the HBO series. Most of his estate will of course be left to his children, Michael and Liliana Ruth. Gandolfini’s 17 page will, which was made on December 12 of last year, was filed quietly at Manhattan Surrogate’s Court on Tuesday, June 2. Michael is to get the majority of his father’s estate including his jewelry, clothing, and condo in Greenwich in New York when he turns 21. Michael is still a minor at the age of 17.
Gandolfini’s home in Italy was left to his daughter and son to split 50/50 when she turns 25. Their father requested that they keep the home in the family if they decide to give it up. “It is my hope and desire that they will continue to own said property and keep it in our family for as long as possible,” read the will. Other properties of the actor can be sold. The New York Post reports that the actor had a home in Califon, NJ at $1.1 million and a $7 million penthouse at the Fairchild Building on Vestry Street in Tribeca.
The remaining of his estate has been left to his sisters Johanna Antonacci and Leta Gandolfini and his second wife Deborah Lin. He also left money to his godson Robert Joseph Parish and two friends Doug Katz and Fatima Bae.