Flags lowered to half-staff to honor actor and New Jersey native James Gandolfini

Public buildings honored actor and New Jersey native James Gandolfini by flying flags at half-staff today. Gov. Chris Christie gave the order after Gandolfini's death

Public buildings honored actor and New Jersey native James Gandolfini by flying flags at half-staff today.

Public buildings honored actor and New Jersey native James Gandolfini by flying flags at half-staff today. (6/24/13)

TRENTON - Public buildings honored actor and New Jersey native James Gandolfini by flying flags at half-staff today.

Gov. Chris Christie gave the order after Gandolfini's death last week.

Last year, the governor drew controversy when he ordered flags lowered to honor another New Jersey native, singer Whitney Houston. Many believe the honor should be reserved for public servants and fallen soldiers.

Reports indicate that a wake will be held Wednesday at the Robert Spearing Funeral Home in Park Ridge for Gandolfini. It is a closed event for close family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in New York.

The former "Sopranos" star died Wednesday in Rome after suffering a heart attack.
 

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