Housecall For Health: Gandolfini’s Death


UPDATE: According to a family friend, an autopsy has confirmed James Gandolfini died of a heart attack, with no evidence of substance abuse or foul play.

In the aftermath of the death of actor James Gandolfini at the age of 51, much of the discussion has been about his weight.

FOX's Colleen Cappon has more in this edition of "Housecall For Health":

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On TV, Tony Soprano's weight was part of the plot.

"The Sopranos" TV clip: "The way you f-ing eat, you're gonna have a heart attack by the time you're 50! Oh, Oh! Tony sit down!"

An autopsy will provide details on James Gandolfini's death, but medical experts agree his lifestyle factors of obesity and smoking made him an easy target for the silent killer: heart disease.

More than 600,000 people fall victim to fatal heart disease in the U.S. each year.

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Housecall For Health. I'm Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.

Read a special article from Dr. Manny Alvarez on the death of James Gandolfini