by Rachel Ogbu

Family's heartbreak: James Gandolfini's wife, Deborah Lin, pictured center, is seen walking her husband's coffin to the hearse

The funeral service of Sopranos actor, James Gandolfini, 51 took place at the  Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York.

According to reports, Gandolfini’s widow Deborah Lin who just gave birth eight months ago, gave a  heart-wrenching eulogy for her ‘honest, kind and loving’ husband in a New York  cathedral today, as throngs of stars turned out to say goodbye to the beloved  actor.

‘Jim, one of the things I loved the most was  watching you be the father that you were to Michael and Lily,’ she said. ‘Thank  you for the memories of the beautiful life we shared together. I love you Jim  and I always will. Rest in Peace.’

Also Gandolfini’s son from a previous relationship was photographed wiping away tears and clung to his mother, Marcy Wudarski,  after he walked his father’s coffin to an awaiting hearse after the  service.

Michael Gandolfini was on holiday with his father last week when he tragically found  him dying in an Italian hotel room.

 

Comforted: James Gandolfini's son, Michael, is comforted byhis mother Marcy Wudarski, left, and other family members

Comforted: James Gandolfini’s son, Michael, is comforted  by his mother Marcy Wudarski, left, and other family members

 

Son: James Gandolfini son, Michael, left, walks his father's coffin out of the church with other pallbearersSon: James Gandolfini son, Michael, left, walks his  father’s coffin out of the church with other pallbearers

Shaken: James Gandolfini's wife, Deborah Lin, has to be held by family members at the funeral of her beloved husband

Shaken: James Gandolfini’s wife, Deborah Lin, has to be  held by family members at the funeral of her beloved husband

 

Tears: Gandolfini's wife, Deborah Lin, son, Michael and ex wife Marcy Wudarski as well as his sister are seen walking the coffin to the hearse

Tears: Gandolfini’s wife, Deborah Lin, son, Michael and  ex wife Marcy Wudarski as well as his sister are seen walking the coffin to the  hearse

Procession: James Gandolfini's family is seen walking behind the coffin as the funeral service ends

Procession: James Gandolfini’s family is seen walking  behind the coffin as the funeral service ends

Too sad: Michael wipes away tears as his mother Marcy Wudarski stands nearby following his father's funeral

Too sad: Michael wipes away tears as his mother Marcy  Wudarski stands nearby following his father’s funeral

 

Tragic: James Gandolfini's wife, Deborah Lin, second from right, his son, Michael and ex wife Marcy Wudarski, left cry after the funeral

Tragic: James Gandolfini’s wife, Deborah Lin, second  from right, his son, Michael and ex wife Marcy Wudarski, left cry after the  funeral

Children: James Gandolfini's son, Michael, left, helps walk his father's coffin to the hearse, while a man carries Gandolfini's 8-month-old daughter Lily, rightBaby: Gandolfini's 8-month-old daughter Lily is carried out of the service

 Children: James Gandolfini’s son, Michael, left, helps  walk his father’s coffin to the hearse, while a man carries Gandolfini’s  8-month-old daughter Lily, right

We've got you: James Gandolfini's sister Leta kisses her nephew, Michael, on the head as his mother Marcy Wudarski stands behind

We’ve got you: James Gandolfini’s sister Leta kisses her  nephew, Michael, on the head as his mother Marcy Wudarski stands  behind

Embrace: Actress Edie Falco, who played James Gandolfini's on stage wife, Carmela, in The Sopranos hugs a fellow mourner after the funeral for the actor

Embrace: Actress Edie Falco, who played James  Gandolfini’s on-screen wife, Carmela, in The Sopranos hugs a fellow mourner  after the funeral for the actor

Kiss goodbye: Michael Imperioli, who played Tony Soprano's nephew, Tony Soprano's nephew Christopher Moltisanti, kisses the hand of former co-star Lorraine Bracco, who played Dr. Jennifer Melfi

Kiss goodbye: Michael Imperioli, who played Tony  Soprano’s nephew, Christopher Moltisanti, kisses the hand of former co-star  Lorraine Bracco, who played Dr. Jennifer Melfi

Wonderful ceremony: Actress Jamie Lynn Sigler, who played Gandolfini's daughter Meadow, hugs another mourner after leaving the ceremony that was described as 'wonderful'

Wonderful ceremony: Actress Jamie Lynn-Sigler, who  played Gandolfini’s daughter Meadow, hugs another mourner after leaving the  ceremony that was described as ‘wonderful’

Baby bump: Jamie Lynn-Sigler shows off her pregnant belly after James Gandolfini's funeralBaby bump: Jamie Lynn-Sigler shows off her pregnant belly after James Gandolfini's funeral

Baby bump: Jamie Lynn-Sigler shows off her pregnant  belly after James Gandolfini’s funeral as John Turturro, right, leaves the  church following the ceremony

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Sombre occasion: Actor Vincent Pastore, who played  Salvatore ‘Pussy’ Bonpensiero, and actress Aida Turturro, right, who played  Janice Soprano at New York’s the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine on  Thursday, June 27, 2013

Paying their respects: Actor Steve Carell, pictured, was among the stars who showed up to pay their respects to Gandolfini

Paying their respects: Actor Steve Carell, pictured, was  among the stars who showed up to pay their respects to Gandolfini

 

 

Star-studded: Actors Julianna Margulies, left, and Chris Noth, center, leave the star-studded funeral for the beloved actor

Star-studded: Actors Julianna Margulies, left, and Chris  Noth, center, leave the star-studded funeral for the beloved actor

 

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All over: Actor Steve Schirripa, who played Bobby  Baccalieri in The Sopranos, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, right, walk  out of Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine after funeral services for  actor James Gandolfini

 

Pallbearers

Pallbearers: Men hold umbrellas as pallbearers walk with  a casket containing the body of actor James Gandolfini at Cathedral Church of  Saint John the Divine after funeral services for Gandolfini

Crowded: More than 1,000 friends, family and fans filled the cathedral for the service

Crowded: More than 1,000 friends, family and fans filled  the cathedral for the service

Leaving the church: Hilaria Baldwin, left, Leaving the church: Hilaria Baldwin, left, and actress Aida Turturro, who played Janice Soprano, leave the funeral service of James Gandolfini

Leaving the church: Hilaria Baldwin, left, and  actress  Aida Turturro, who played Janice Soprano, leave the funeral  service of James  Gandolfini

Traumatic: Michael Gandolfini, left, son of James Gandolfini, arrives for the funeral service of his father, whom he found dead during their Italy vacation last week

Traumatic: Michael Gandolfini, left, son of James  Gandolfini, arrives for the funeral service of his father, whom he found dead  during their Italy vacation last week

Overcome: Jamie Lynn-Sigler, breaks down after the funeral for James Gandolfini, her on-screen father in The Sopranos

Overcome: Jamie Lynn-Sigler, breaks down after the  funeral for James Gandolfini, her on-screen father in The Sopranos

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On screen wife: Edith ‘Edie’ Falco, center, best known  as Carmela Soprano in The Sopranos, arrives at the Cathedral Church of St. John  the Divine for funeral service for her on-screen husband actor James Gandolfini

Stars: Actor Steve Buscemi arrives for the funeral services of James Gandolfini outside the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

Stars: Actor Steve Buscemi arrives for the funeral  services of James Gandolfini outside the Cathedral Church of Saint John the  Divine

 

Coffin: The casket of actor James Gandolfini is escorted into the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine for funeral services in New York June 27, 2013

Coffin: The casket of actor James Gandolfini is escorted  into the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine for funeral services in New  York June 27, 2013

Actresses: Actresses Edie Falco, second left, and Aida Turturro, right, arrive for the funeral service of James Gandolfini

Actresses: Actresses Edie Falco, second left, and Aida  Turturro, right, who played Tony Soprano’s sister Janice, arrive for the funeral  service of James Gandolfini

 

Respect: David Chase, with white hair, The Sopranos creator, arrives at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine for funeral service

Respect: David Chase, with white hair, The Sopranos  creator, arrives at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine for funeral  service

Tragedy: Co-stars of The Sopranos actor James Gandolfini arrived at the Upper West Side church

Tragedy: Pregnant Jamie Lynn Sigler, who played his  daughter Meadow, emerged from a car wearing a black dress and dark  sunglasses

Crowds: Crowds gather for James Gandolfini's funeral at The Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York

Crowds: Crowds gather for James Gandolfini’s funeral at  The Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York

 

Fans: Mourners line up outside the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine for funeral service for Gandolfini

Fans: Mourners line up outside the Cathedral Church of  St. John the Divine for funeral service for Gandolfini

Governor: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie arrives at actor James Gandolfini's funeral serviceGovernor: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie arrives at actor James Gandolfini's funeral service to pay his respects to the New Jersey legend

Governor: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie arrives at  actor James Gandolfini’s funeral service to pay his respects to the New Jersey  legend.’

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Co-stars: Lorraine Bracco, right, best known for her  roles as Dr. Jennifer Melfi on The Sopranos, arrives at the Cathedral Church of  St. John the Divine for funeral

 

Friends: Joe Pantoliano, a cast member of 'The Sopranos' arrives at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine ahead of James Gandolfini's funeral

Friends: Joe Pantoliano, who played Ralph Cifaretto in  The Sopranos embraced a friend ahead of James Gandolfini’s funeral

Remembering: Joe Pantoliano, right, worked alongside Gandolfini in the HBO show 'The Sopranos'

Remembering: Joe Pantoliano, right, worked alongside  Gandolfini as character Ralph Cifaretto

 

Emotional: Actors Steve Schirripa, center, and John Ventimiglia arrive for the funeral service

Emotional: Actors Steve Schirripa, center, who played  Bobby Baccalieri in the HBO show broke down at the church as he stood next to  John Ventimiglia, who starred as restauranteur Artie Bucco

 

Peers turn out in force: Actor Jerry Adler, white hair, was one of scores of actors who arrived for Gandolfini's funeralPeers turn out in force: Jerry Adler, center left, John Ventimiglia, right, and Steve Schirripa, far right, were among scores of actors who arrived for Gandolfini's funeral

Peers turn out in force: Jerry Adler, left, who played  ‘Hesh’ in The Sopranos, John Ventimiglia, who starred as Artie Bucco,  right, and Steve Schirripa, who played Bobby Baccalieri, far right, were among  scores of actors who arrived for Gandolfini’s funeral

 

Baldwin: Actor Alec Baldwin emerged from a car wearing dark sunglasses

Baldwin: Actor Alec Baldwin emerged from a car wearing  dark sunglasses

 

Dressed in black: Hilaria Thomas, wife of actor Alec Baldwin, arrives at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine Woody

Dressed in black: Hilaria Thomas, wife of actor Alec  Baldwin, arrives at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine as does New York  Jets owner Woody Johnson, right

Much love: Actors Steve Buscemi, left, and Michael Imperioli embrace at the funeral for actor James Gandolfini as the late actor's son, Michael, right, arrivesMichael Gandolfini attends the funeral for his father, Actor James Gandolfini

 Much love: Actors Steve Buscemi, left, and Michael  Imperioli embrace at the funeral for actor James Gandolfini as the late actor’s  son, Michael, right, arrives

 

Friends: Actors John Ventimiglia, left who played Artie Bucco, and Michael Imperioli, right, who played Tony Soprano's nephew Christopher Moltisanti chatted before the ceremony

Friends: Actors John Ventimiglia, left who played Artie  Bucco, and Michael Imperioli, right, who played Tony Soprano’s nephew  Christopher Moltisanti chatted before the ceremony

Order of service: The cover of the Order of Service for the funeral of James Gandolfini in NYCGrimaldi

Order of service: The cover of the Order of Service for  the funeral of James Gandolfini is shown ahead of proceedings as actors  including Dan Grimaldi, who played twins Philly and Patsy Parisi in The  Sopranos

Junior: Actor Dominic Chianese, who played Corrado 'Junior' Soprano, Tony's uncle, arrives at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

Junior: Actor Dominic Chianese, who played Corrado  ‘Junior’ Soprano, Tony’s uncle, arrives at Cathedral Church of Saint John the  Divine

 

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Fans: Stephanie Solano, right, and her daughter Sophia  wait in line outside Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine ahead of the  funeral service for James Gandolfini

 

Flowers: A police officer directs traffic as an SUV full of flowers pulls up to the Cathedral Church of St. John The Divine on Thursday morning

Flowers: A police officer directs traffic as an SUV full  of flowers pulls up to the Cathedral Church of St. John The Divine on Thursday  morning

NYPD: Police officers directed traffic out front of the church

NYPD: Police officers directed traffic out front of the  church

His two loves: James Gandolfini's widow Deborah Lin and his ex-wife Marcy Wudarski are devastated as they arrive at a wake in New Jersey for the late actor His two loves: James Gandolfini's widow Deborah Lin and his ex-wife Marcy Wudarski are devastated as they arrive at a wake in New Jersey for the late actor

His two loves: James Gandolfini’s widow Deborah Lin and  his ex-wife  Marcy Wudarski are devastated as they arrive at a wake in New  Jersey on  Wednesday for the late actor

Sad occasion: Friends and family gather to remember the late Sopranos star at this intimate wake

Sad occasion: Friends and family gather to remember the  late Sopranos star at this intimate wake

Sad occasion: James Galdofini's 8-month-old daughter Liliana Ruth Gandolfini is carried in to the wake

Fatherless: James Galdofini’s 8-month-old daughter  Liliana Ruth Gandolfini is carried in to the wake

Terrible day: Gandolfini's first wife Marcy endured a turbulent split from the star but they bonded over their 13-year-old son

Terrible day: Gandolfini’s first wife Marcy endured a  turbulent split from the star but they bonded over their 13-year-old son

 

Somber

Somber: Leta Gandolfini, sister of James Gandolfini’s  arrives at the funeral home with other family members

Respect: The flag hung at half mast for the popular star

Respect: The flag hung at half mast for the popular star

Paying tribute: Broadway theatres dimmed their marquee lights on Wednesday in honour of the late Sopranos star

Paying tribute: Broadway theatres dimmed their marquee  lights on Wednesday in honour of the late Sopranos star

 

Unusual sight: The usually brightly lit Broadway strip appeared solemn and quiet

Unusual sight: The usually brightly lit Broadway strip  appeared solemn and quiet

Sorely missed: James with his wife (far right), son Michael and a friend (far left) in Italy before he died

Sorely missed: James with his wife (far right), son  Michael and a friend (far left) in Italy before he died

Photos/ Captions: [H/T DailyMail]