The late “Sopranos” star James Gandolfini left the bulk of his estate – estimated to be worth $70 million -- to his 13-year-old son Michael and infant daughter Liliana, according to a report in the New York Post.
The 17-page will, which was created last Dec. 19 and filed at Manhattan Surrogate's Court on Tuesday, stipulates that Michael be granted access to most of the estate through a trust fund when he reaches the age of 21. Michael will also inherit all of his father’s jewelry and clothing, as well as a condo on Greenwich Street in the West Village neighborhood of New York City.
Michael and his half-sister Liliana, born in October 2012 to Gandolfini’s second wife Deborah Lin, will share ownership of the late actor’s property in Italy when Liliana turns 25. Gandolfini specifically requested that the house be kept within the family. “It is my hope and desire that they will continue to own said property and keep it in our family for as long as possible,” the document reads.
However, the document also allows for Gandolfini’s other properties to be sold. The Post reports that at the time of his death, Gandolfini owned a home in Califon, N.J., worth $1.1 million, as well as a $7 million, 3,000-square-foot duplex at the Fairchild Building in Tribeca.
According to the Post, a majority of the remaining estate will be divided between Gandolfini’s wife, Deborah Lin, their daughter, Liliana, and his two sisters, Johanna Antonacci and Leta Gandolfini.
The Post notes that Gandolfini also left some of his estate to other friends and relatives. His secretary Trixie Flynn Bourne and personal assistant Thomas Richardson will each receive $200,000. Gandolfini’s godson Robert Joseph Parish is set to inherit $100,000. Two close friends, Doug Katz and Fatima Bae, will each get $50,000. The “Sopranos” star also chose to give $500,000 to each of his nieces, Laura and Jenna Antonacci.
More documents are expected to be filed in the coming months as executors get a better idea of Gandolfini’s net worth.
James Gandolfini died suddenly of a heart attack on June 19 while vacationing with his son in Rome. He was 51 years old. An estimated 2,000 people – including “Sopranos” castmates, actors and politicians -- attended his funeral service on June 27 in Manhattan.