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And truthfully, we'll be very shocked if news surfaces saying otherwise.
The tragic passing of James Gandolfini has hit the Hollywood community hard; losing such a talented actor and icon so young and so suddenly has not been easy on anyone who knew him or loved his work. What makes it worse is that it seems the poor man died while spending quality time with his teenage son, who ultimately found his father's body after his heart attack.
In the aftermath of his passing, a doctor who runs the ER where James was treated before he was pronounced dead has shared that, according to their test, there were no traces of "suspicious factors", such as alcohol, in the actor's system at the time he was brought in. In fact, Professor Claudio Modini, the chief ER doc, says it looks like a heart attack, adding it was "probably a natural cause of death, myocardial infarction."
First of all, it's unclear whether any toxicology tests were run on James. Second, even if they were, it would takes week to find out the results and know for certain whether he was on something at the time. And quite frankly, James had acknowledged he had been addicted to cocaine and booze, and substance abuse played a part in his 2002 divorce.
No matter the cause, this is definitely a heartbreaking loss for everyone in Tinsel Town… and everyone who watched him perfecting his beloved craft. You're truly missed, James.
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