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New Jersey Governor Orders Flags to Be Lowered for James Gandolfini

Gandolfini died Wednesday in Italy of a heart attack.

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    Friends and fans of James Gandolfini remember him and his impact on New Jersey. Pat Battle reports. (Published Friday, Jan. 2, 2015)

    Flags across New Jersey will be lowered Monday in honor of James Gandolfini, the late "Sopranos" star who was born and raised in the Garden State.

    Gandolfini died Wednesday in Italy of a heart attack.

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    Gov. Chris Christie ordered flags to fly at half-staff "to recognize the achievements and contributions" of Gandolfini, his office said in a statement.

    "James Gandolfini was an iconic actor and will be remembered for the timeless impact he left upon television and film in the state of New Jersey and across our nation," the governor's office said.