By Jane Nambi
After his death, Sopranos star, James Gandolfini’s will was read on Tuesday revealing he left millions of dollars to those close to him.
The will filed in Manhattan Surrogate’s Court on Tuesday was dated December 19. The 51-year-old left the majority of his estimated $70 million estate to his 13-year-old son, Michael, who was traveling with him when he died, and 8-month-old daughter, Liliana.
Michael found him in the bathroom of their Rome hotel room and called for help. At 13, Micheal has a trust established which was set up in 2002 after his parents divorced. He will also be the beneficiary of his father’s $7 million life insurance policy. He will also be the recipient of all of his “clothing and jewelry,” which we know contains an extensive collection of wristwatches.
As far as real estate, Micheal will get the option to buy his father’s Manhattan condo in addition to splitting his father’s Italian property, which includes a house and land, with his half-sister when the infant turns 25. “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,” Gandolfini wrote.
The remainder of the estate will be split among Gandolfini’s two sisters, who will get 30 percent each, and his second wife Deborah Lin and daughter Liliana, who will each receive 20 percent.
Gandolfini also left money to his two nieces ($500,000 each), personal assistant ($200,000), secretary ($200,000), godson ($100,000), and two other friends ($50,000 each).