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Broadway to dim lights for Gandolfini

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TV and stage actor James Gandolfini will be honored by his Broadway counterparts when the lights on the marquees along the Great White Way go dark on Wednesday.

The Sopranos and God of Carnage star died last week of a heart attack while on vacation in Rome, Italy.

The lights will be dimmed at 8 p.m. for one minute.

"James Gandolfini was a consummate actor who brought individuality to each role and inspired a true connection with the audience. Whether on screen or on a Broadway stage, he made every role believable and seemingly effortless," said Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League.

Along with his multiple Emmy awards as mobster Tony Soprano, Gandolfini was nominated for a Tony award for Best Actor in a Play in 2009 for God of Carnage.

Gandolfini, a native of New Jersey, was 51 years old.

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