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James Gandolfini Dies, Restaurant Where Sopranos Shot Iconic Finale "Packed" With Fans

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Fans couldn't stop debating what really happened to Tony Soprano after The Sopranos signed off after six seasons with nothing but silence and an abrupt cut to black.

And upon hearing that James Gandolfini had died suddenly today at 51, fans flooded back to the scene of where the groundbreaking HBO series left them hanging on June 10, 2007—Holsten's diner in Bloomfield, N.J.

"People are just here reminiscing," Holsten's co-owner Chris Carley exclusively told E! News, noting that easily 400 to 500 people had filed in since hearing of Gandolfini's passing. "They are here to pay their respects."

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As of about 7 p.m. local time, Carley said, the place was "packed" with customers talking about the Jersey-born actor.

They closed off the booth where Tony Soprano and his family sat in that controversial final scene, marking the empty table with a "reserved" sign as music from the show played in the background.

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Journey—whose "Don't Stop Believin' was famously playing onscreen when Tony looked up and the show just ended—said in a statement on the band's website today that it was an honor to be connected to such an iconic TV moment.

"It's truly an honor to have been able to share one of the greatest moments ever in TV history with James Gandolfini," Journey said. "He was an amazing actor—taken way too young—and he'll be missed. Our condolences go out to his family."

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