Late 'Sopranos' Star James Gandolfini Leaves $10 Million to Family and Pals

By James Fanelli on July 3, 2013 2:48pm 

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 James Gandolfini, best known for his role as Tony Soprano, died of a heart attack on June 19. His will, filed July 2, shows he was worth at least $10 million.
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NEW YORK CITY — He was a good earner.

"Sopranos" star James Gandolfini had amassed a fortune before his unexpected death last month,  leaving behind at least $10 million and posh properties in TriBeCa and Italy, according to a will filed Tuesday.

The beloved actor left the majority of his estate to his wife, daughter and two sisters, the will shows.

Gandolfini, who made his bones playing mob boss Tony Soprano on the HBO drama, bequeathed his clothes and jewelry to his 13-year-old son, Michael.

The will doesn't leave any cash to Michael, who is Gandolfini's son from a previous marriage. But court filings show that Michael will receive all of the money from his dad's $7 million life insurance policy.

Gandolfini, who had homes in New York City, New Jersey and California, died of a massive heart attack on June 19 while vacationing in Rome with his son and sister. His funeral was held last week at St. John the Divine in the Upper West Side.

The will also says that his son and his infant daughter will each own half of his Italy property when they turn 25, but the actor hoped they won't sell the digs.    

"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," Gandolfini said in the will. 

The will, filed in Manhattan Surrogate's Court, gives Michael first dibs on buying his Greenwich Street pad in TriBeCa for the market value. The swanky address also comes with a parking spot.

The TV godfather also left generous gifts of $50,000 or more to his personal assistant, his friends and his nieces, according to will. His friend Doug Katz received a $50,000 largesse, which Gandolfini said "with the hope that he will use it for the benefit of his son."

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