The family of James Gandolfini is planning on returning the actor's body to the U.S. on Monday.
"We are now looking at hopefully getting James Gandolfini's remains back to the States tomorrow," said Michael Kobold, Gandolfini family spokesman, in a statement released by HBO on Sunday. "The provisional plan is to depart Rome tomorrow afternoon and arrive in the U.S. in the evening."
Kobold stated: "On behalf of the Gandolfini family, I would like to thank the Italian authorities for all the assistance they have rendered in expediting the formalities necessary to repatriate James Gandolfini's remains to the United States."
The actor died in Italy at 51 on Wednesday of cardiac arrest.
- James Gandolfini