Edie Falco Pays Tribute to "Sopranos" Co-Star James Gandolfini at 2013 Emmys

Posted Sunday September 22, 2013 9:50 PM GMT

Honoring her late friend/co-star James Gandolfini, Edie Falco took to the Emmy Awards earlier this evening (September 22).

The entertainment world was put on hold back in June when the actor passed away from a sudden heart attack while vacationing in Italy with his family.

Miss Falco spent many years working with James on the hit mob series and tearfully paid tribute to the talented and humble actor.

"You can ask anybody who knew him, if you needed anything at all ever, Jim was there to take care of it before you even had a chance to ask," she recalled.

"You all knew James Gandolfini the actor. I was lucky enough to know Jim the man — for 10 years as his close colleague and pretend life partner, and for many more years as his friend. And it's Jim the man, the very dear man, that I will miss most of all."

In addition, late TV stars including "All in the Family's" Jean Stapleton, actor-comedian Jonathan Winters, "Family Ties" scribe Gary David Goldberg and "Glee" actor Cory Monteith were remembered earlier in the show.

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