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Sopranos' star James Gandolfini guzzled at least eight drinks during his final meal: source
NY Post ^ | 6/21/13 | REBECCA ROSENBERG

Posted on 06/21/2013 4:57:49 AM PDT by CaptainK

“Sopranos” star James Gandolfini, who struggled with booze addiction in his final weeks, scarfed down a decadent final meal that included at least eight alcoholic drinks, The Post has learned.

Gandolfini guzzled four shots of rum, two pina coladas, and two beers at dinner with his son — while he chowed down on two orders of fried king prawns and a “large portion” of foie gras, a hotel source in Rome said.

The Emmy Award winner had attended several Alcoholics Anonymous meetings on Perry Street in the West Village, but people who saw him there “didn’t think that he was serious about getting sober,” said a source familiar with the matter.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: addiction; alcohol; gandolfini; italy; jamesgandolfini; liverfailure; obesity; recovery; thesopranos; virgincoladas
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1 posted on 06/21/2013 4:57:49 AM PDT by CaptainK
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To: CaptainK

It’s sad that his 13 year old son was the witness to his father’s self destruction.


2 posted on 06/21/2013 4:58:27 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: CaptainK

OMG!! No WINE????


3 posted on 06/21/2013 4:59:13 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: CaptainK

Suicide by menu....


4 posted on 06/21/2013 4:59:41 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: CaptainK

After seeing him as Tony Soprono, I cannot picture him with two umbrella drinks.


5 posted on 06/21/2013 5:00:05 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: CaptainK
Gandolfini guzzled four shots of rum, two pina coladas, and two beers at dinner with his son — while he chowed down on two orders of fried king prawns and a “large portion” of foie gras, a hotel source in Rome said.

While at dinner with his son? Sounds like Jimmy Boy was out of control!

6 posted on 06/21/2013 5:00:11 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Anoreth
Gandolfini guzzled four shots of rum, two pina coladas, and two beers at dinner with his son — while he chowed down on two orders of fried king prawns and a “large portion” of foie gras, a hotel source in Rome said.

Sounds like that party you were talking about.

7 posted on 06/21/2013 5:00:14 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: Rummyfan

You obviously didn’t grow up with an alcoholic father.


8 posted on 06/21/2013 5:01:56 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: CaptainK
i'm guessing the rum was in the pina coladas...
9 posted on 06/21/2013 5:02:18 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks CaptainK.


10 posted on 06/21/2013 5:02:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Tax-chick

Rose (www.warroom.com) Tenant said on the Quinn and Rose show yesterday, that she had met him some time in the past (recent?) and that she was concerned for his health because he had such a hard time breathing.


11 posted on 06/21/2013 5:02:58 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: rarestia

No I did not....


12 posted on 06/21/2013 5:03:37 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Tax-chick

13 posted on 06/21/2013 5:05:26 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: CaptainK
The Emmy Award winner had attended several Alcoholics Anonymous meetings on Perry Street in the West Village, but people who saw him there “didn’t think that he was serious about getting sober,” said a source familiar with the matter.

So much for anonymous.

14 posted on 06/21/2013 5:06:55 AM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: Rummyfan

Breakfast wasn’t breakfast unless you were having a Bloody Mary or a Screwdriver. Lunch had the required 6 beer minimum, and dinner was usually a mix of wine, scotch, and whatever beer was left in the fridge.

Reload the next day, and repeat.

As far as Gandolfini’s meal, that sounds about average for a man his size. I could sit and put down 6 to 8 20 oz. beers, an appetizer, a large entree, and dessert when I was over 350.


15 posted on 06/21/2013 5:10:24 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: central_va

Blech.


16 posted on 06/21/2013 5:16:16 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: Ann Archy
OMG!! No WINE????

not all Italians are fans of wine. though lots are.

at Sunday and Holiday meals at my Calabrese Nannas house, my Uncles would all drink beer and the lone bottle of Chianti or Muscatel, would be used for a toast, then ignored...my Napoliano Grandfather on my mother's side, drank very little if at all, wine or beer. His sons would drink beer if they drank.

though I knew lots of neighborhood Americans of Italian extraction who made wine and drank it liberally.

we would have called a guy like Gandolfini who consumed food and drink like a pig....a 'GAVONE!' (spelled Caffone)

17 posted on 06/21/2013 5:17:06 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: rarestia

I’m betting it was was the double order of fried fish topped off by the foie gras. Double fat accompanied by a side order of fat.


18 posted on 06/21/2013 5:17:08 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: CaptainK
The Emmy Award winner had attended several Alcoholics Anonymous meetings

I hope that the write of the article understands that they have likely contributed to the death of alcoholics. Alcoholics are experts on rationalizing why they are not drunks and here's one more reason not to seek help.

19 posted on 06/21/2013 5:17:24 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: knarf

He didn’t look well, in the pictures shown recently on the Daily Mail site. The articles also mentioned a history of alcohol and drug use.

It’s very sad for his family.


20 posted on 06/21/2013 5:17:45 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: CaptainK

So what! My old man had a shot and a beer with his coffee in the morning. He also peeled an onion and ate it like an apple and would dump a whole can of sardines on top of his spaghetti. Pops had a cast iron stomach!


21 posted on 06/21/2013 5:18:43 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Hurry Jesus!!!!!)
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To: CaptainK

Glad he didn’t drink a super sized soft drink. That could have been fatal. What? Oh never mind.


22 posted on 06/21/2013 5:20:06 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: CaptainK

I just put half of my food back into the refrigerator. Good thing I was eating slow.


23 posted on 06/21/2013 5:22:04 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: 4yearlurker

Actually the apple, onion and sardines sounds like a healthy meal


24 posted on 06/21/2013 5:24:09 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

However we don’t know what his meal’s salt content was.


25 posted on 06/21/2013 5:25:04 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Ann Archy
Oh so what the guy had some drinks and food I would also party if I was rich and hanging out in Italy. He probably had undetected Heart Disease and never saw a Dr. so now the press has to bad mouth him. At least he had no part in the destruction of the USA.
26 posted on 06/21/2013 5:25:22 AM PDT by angcat
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To: CaptainK

He actually ate the onion holding it like an apple. When he did eat an apple he ate it core and all! I kid you not.


27 posted on 06/21/2013 5:26:04 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Hurry Jesus!!!!!)
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To: CaptainK

Trans fat too.


28 posted on 06/21/2013 5:26:08 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: 4yearlurker

sardines and onions are good for you.

2 orders of fried shrimp depending on the order side is a bit much....to much fried.

we would put aleege(sp?)(anchovies) on pizza and antipast....

on Christmas eve my mother had to fry up a Capitone (Eel) for my Grandpa...she hated to as the pieces would move around in the pan.


29 posted on 06/21/2013 5:26:46 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Mouton
Not to mention, Roman Piña Coladas? That's like going to Jamaica and ordering Lacryma Christi!
30 posted on 06/21/2013 5:31:30 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: 4yearlurker

A co-worker of mine eats the core, seeds, that woody piece on the bottom of the apple. Crazy.


31 posted on 06/21/2013 5:37:13 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: CaptainK

Does anything good come from Sicily?


32 posted on 06/21/2013 5:45:46 AM PDT by old-ager
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To: CaptainK

Vince Flynn dies and gets less attention than this guy? Sopranos? Who cares (not about him dying, but about the pop culture crap we rail against)...sorry, had to vent. Flame on.


33 posted on 06/21/2013 5:49:22 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (“To learn who rules over you, simply find out whom you are not allowed to criticize.” ~ Voltaire)
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To: old-ager

My Grandpa Domnenick.


34 posted on 06/21/2013 5:51:51 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: CaptainK

Good thing he didn’t light up a joint. Those things can kill you.


35 posted on 06/21/2013 5:56:22 AM PDT by GSWarrior (When someone points at the moon, don't stare at his finger.)
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To: Made In The USA

I tip my hat to him!


36 posted on 06/21/2013 5:56:37 AM PDT by old-ager
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Glad he didn’t drink a super sized soft drink. That could have been fatal. What? Oh never mind.

Poor guy would still be alive today if NYC had banned large soft drinks a year ago.

Off, OFF damned sarcasm!

37 posted on 06/21/2013 5:58:21 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: 4yearlurker

Dad had a friend that drank at least a case a day every day for his adult life. He went to the hospital for something minor and died under anesthesia. His heart failed.


38 posted on 06/21/2013 5:58:50 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: CaptainK
It's a shame this happened while his son was present however, I believe when it's your time, it's your time. He went out with a meal of his choice, accompanied by the beverages he wanted, while vacationing in a beautiful Country with his loved one. Plus, he went quick. Not too shabby.
39 posted on 06/21/2013 6:01:04 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: rarestia
As far as Gandolfini’s meal, that sounds about average for a man his size. I could sit and put down 6 to 8 20 oz. beers, an appetizer, a large entree, and dessert when I was over 350.

I hear you. When I was stationed in Germany, Friday nights were spent with friends at our favorite gasthaus: Jagerschnitzel, pommes frites, a salad, and a gallon of Konigsbacher Pils over the course of 2-3 hours, and (sometimes) several shots of Jagermeister.

At the time, my weight was around 200. It's a bit less than that today, as I've changed my eating habits out of necessity.

40 posted on 06/21/2013 6:04:08 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: old-ager
Yes I'm right here???? lol my Grandfather came from Palermo and he made beautiful children thus had beautiful Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren it's in the Mediterranean blood!
41 posted on 06/21/2013 6:05:02 AM PDT by angcat
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To: CaptainK

Saw a clip of him on Inside the Actor’s Studio.
Host asks him, “When you appear at the Pearly Gates, what would you like to hear God say?”
JG thinks for a moment and says, “Take over for a while, I’ll be right back.”


42 posted on 06/21/2013 6:09:29 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: CaptainK

43 posted on 06/21/2013 6:09:42 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: CincyRichieRich
Vince Flynn dies and gets less attention than this guy? Sopranos? Who cares (not about him dying, but about the pop culture crap we rail against)...sorry, had to vent. Flame on.

No flames from me. I liked the Sopranos, but the reverence for the show must have been Northeast-centric...kind of like their idolization of Springsteen.

Reminds me of a business trip to Chicago 20+ years ago. Several of us went to a disco that played music videos. I was singing along to a couple of ZZ Top vids (they were good back then), and I was asked "wow, how do you know those songs?" I simply replied, ZZ Top is to Texas as Springsteen is to New Yorkers.

Oh, if only Stevie Ray Vaughn had a video...

Of course, Springsteen never meant anything to me.

44 posted on 06/21/2013 6:11:19 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: CaptainK

My rule is I dont eat while Im drinking, or vice versa . .


45 posted on 06/21/2013 6:11:22 AM PDT by uddaudd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: old-ager

My mother in law’s family, and the best pizza, and prawns I have EVER had!

*And we live on the Georgia coast : o

Thank You Lord, for blessings without number.
Tatt


46 posted on 06/21/2013 6:14:58 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Tax-chick

His face looked bloated and eyes were puffy in the photo taken the day before he died.


47 posted on 06/21/2013 6:16:05 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: knarf
I wonder if anyone mentioned that his color was not good.

I will never forget seeing my husbands uncle a few days before he died of a heart attack in his early 50’s. He was so pale he almost had a blue tint to his face. I knew he was a sick man even tho’ no one had mentioned anything.

48 posted on 06/21/2013 6:17:02 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: CaptainK

I hope he enjoyed. Condolences to his family.


49 posted on 06/21/2013 6:18:48 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: EnquiringMind

I used to work for a life insurance company. The old underwriter’s eye sees “bad risk” in those pictures.


50 posted on 06/21/2013 6:19:02 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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