James Gandolfini tribute: HBO offers 'Sopranos' on demand
In honor of the late James Gandolfini, HBO announced plans Monday to offer every season of The Sopranos on HBO On Demand for one month each, starting with season 1 in July and season 2 in August. HBO will also replay Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq, the 2007 documentary executive-produced by Gandolfini, on the Fourth of July.
Gandolfini, who died June 19 of a heart attack at age 51, was laid to rest last week at a Manhattan funeral attended by Alec Baldwin, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and nearly every actor who appeared on The Sopranos over its six-season run. Sopranos creator David Chase delivered a eulogy at the service.
“Your talent is that you can take in the immensity of humankind and the universe and shine it back out to the rest of us like a huge, bright light,” Chase said. “And I believe that only a pure soul, like a child, could do that really well. And that was you.”