Paramedic Who Treated James Gandolfini Allegedly Stole Actor's Watch
Caludio Bevilacqua is scheduled to go on trial in November
A paramedic who treated James Gandolfini in Rome shortly before his death is on trial for allegedly stealing from the actor.
According to NBC News, Claudio Bevilacqua, who was one of the attending paramedics when the actor suffered a fatal heart attack in 2013, is being accused of swiping the Sopranos star’s Rolex Submariner, which is worth $3,000.
Bevilacqua, 43, went on trial on Monday, but the judge decided to push the start of the trial back to November.
It has not been confirmed if the watch taken from Gandolfini’s hotel room or if it was still on his wrist we he collapsed, NBC reports.
Gandolfini was 51 when he died while traveling in Rome as he was scheduled to take part in the Taromina Film Fest in Sicily.
“He was a genius,” Sopranos creator David Chase said at the time of his death. “Anyone who saw him even in the smallest of his performances knows that. He is one of the greatest actors of this or any time. A great dal of that genius resided in those sad eyes.”