'Sopranos' star James Gandolfini's Rolex stolen by paramedic as he lay dying

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

James Gandolfini's Rolex Was Stolen As He Died

A paramedic who helped transport "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini to the hospital after the actor suffered a massive heart attack in Italy in July 2013 was just accused of an act more conniving than even Tony Soprano is capable of.

On Monday, Claudio Bevilacqua, 43, went on trial in Rome for allegedly stealing the star's $3000 Rolex Submariner watch while he was dying at his hotel room at the Boscolo Exedra Hotel in Rome, Italy. It is still up for debate whether the watch was stolen from Gandolfini's hand after he collapsed or whether it was swiped from his hotel room.

Bevilacqua did not make a court appearance on Monday and the hearing only lasted several minutes. The trial has been postponed until November. Gandolfini's family has not made any comments on the hearing at this time.

PHOTOS: James Gandolfini and the "Sopranos"

9 PHOTOS
'Sopranos' finale gandolfini/bracco love
See Gallery
'Sopranos' star James Gandolfini's Rolex stolen by paramedic as he lay dying
Lorraine Bracco and James Gandolfini (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)
James Gandolfini with Lorraine Bracco at 'The Sopranos' season premiere screening after-party at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. 02/21/2001. Photo: Evan Agostini / ImageDirect
Actors James Gandolfini and Lorraine Bracco attend 'The Sopranos The Complete Fifth Season' DVD launch party at English is Italian on June 6, 2005 in New York CIty. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
James Gandolfini and Lorraine Bracco at a 'Sopranos' benefit at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers in New York City for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. (Photo by George Napolitano/FilmMagic)
Actors James Gandolfini and Lorraine Bracco attend 'The Sopranos The Complete Fifth Season' DVD launch party at English is Italian on June 6, 2005 in New York CIty. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
Actors James Gandolfini getting kissed by Lorraine Bracco at screening of HBO's second season opener of their television series The Sopranos. (Photo by Dave Allocca/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Photo via Alamy
James Gandolfini, star of HBO's "The Sopranos," has died of a possible heart attack in Rome. He was 51. Gandolfino was known for his role as Tony Soprano in the HBO series "The Sopranos." (Photo Credit: Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com via Alamy)
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION

Read Full Story

From Our Partners