HBO will air the special “James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend,” on Sunday, the network announced Wednesday.
The tribute will include more than two dozen friends and colleagues of the three-time Emmy winner, who died June 19 at age 51 while vacationing in Rome.
The special will include reflections, clips of Gandolfini’s work, as well as behind-the-scenes footage.
Besides starring on HBO’s “The Sopranos” from 1999 to 2007, Gandolfini starred in the network’s 2011 film “Cinema Verite” and produced the HBO documentaries “Wartorn: 1861 to 2010” in 2010 and “Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq” in 2007. In 2012, he executive produced the network’s “Hemingway & Gelhorn.”
Gandolfini was executive producing and starring in the upcoming “Criminal Justice” when he died. Robert De Niro took over his role.
This year, Gandolfini starred in the feature “Enough Said” with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, star of HBO’s “Veep.”