KSDK Reports Death of "Actor James Gadolini" Accompanied By Photo of Random Man

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This is James Gandolfini. He has passed away. We're not sure who KSDK is talking about.
By now, most people have heard that James Gandolfini, the actor who portrayed mob boss Tony Soprano on The Sopranos, died suddenly of a heart attack in Italy. This news sucked. He was only 51.

Local station KSDK (Channel 5) covered news of Gandolfini's death and the impending return of his remains to the U.S. ... or did they? According to a screengrab taken by an editor for Deadspin over the weekend, KSDK mixed up a few of their facts during their report.

Like, Gandolfini's name. And what the incredibly famous man looked like.

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Here's what writer Timothy Burke tweeted yesterday, the image below attached:

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That's odd.

Who? Either someone seriously screwed up here or this is the world's biggest coincidence (and in that case, we send the Gadolini family our sincerest condolences).

Tony is not amused:

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This reminds us of that time that Zach Galifianakis came to St. Louis and no one ever tried to spell his name right. Only this is sadder.

Follow Jessica Lussenhop on Twitter at @Lussenpop. E-mail the author at Jessica.Lussenhop@RiverfrontTimes.com.


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John Shetterly
John Shetterly

This station screws up a lot, just buy out everybody and you have to watch them!!!!!!!

Betsy Huffman
Betsy Huffman

the guy at the mic? I saw that and he was thanking different people in the different governments for helping the family get the remains transported back to the US so quickly - they weren't saying he was Gandolfini....

Leslee Brown
Leslee Brown

KSDK has really turned into a third rate news program. Almost on KPLR's level. Seriously they get all TMZ on a lot of their stories so I quit watching a while back.

Michael Mahler
Michael Mahler

damn interns!.... and they want to be paid too?! LOL

drsalad
drsalad

True Story: I had no idea who James Gandalf was until this very moment. I'm sorry, I don't watch NPR. Please accept my humbly apology for

NAT GIVINAFUCK

drsalad
drsalad

True Story: I had no idea who James Gandalf was until this very moment. I'm sorry, I don't watch NPR. Please accept my humbly apology for

NAT GIVINAFUCK

drsalad
drsalad

True Story: I had no idea who James Gandalf was until this very moment. I'm sorry, I don't watch NPR. Please accept my humbly apology for

NAT GIVINAFUCK

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