Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


James Gandolfini is a 'guardian angel'

05 July 2013, 15:28

Los Angeles - James Gandolfini left $50 000 (R500 000) in his will to his friend's child with autism.

The late Sopranos star - who died of a heart attack in Italy last month - made the generous donation to the son of his former college roommate Doug Katz, who he often helped out during his lifetime.

Mr Katz told the New York Post: "He's my son's guardian angel.

"He always said, 'How can we help? How can we make it better?' And none of it was lip service. You could never meet a nicer guy in the world."

Meanwhile, James, 51, left the bulk of his $70m (R700m) estate to his children, 13-year-old Michael from his first marriage to Marcy Wudarski and eight-month-old Liliana, his daughter with wife Deborah Lin. 

Left millions to his wife

In his will dated December 19 and filed on Tuesday in Manhattan Surrogate's Court, it was revealed James arranged for Micheal to inherit through a trust which will be set aside for when he turns 21.

Part of his inheritance includes the star's Italian property which Michael will split with his half-sister when she turns 25.

In James' 17-page will he urged his children to keep the estate in the family for as long as possible.

He wrote: "It is my hope and desire that they will continue to own said property and keep it in our family for as long as possible."

Michael will also get his father's clothing and first refusal on buying James' Greenwich Street property in the West Village, New York City.

James also left millions to Deborah, $500 000 for each of his nieces and $200 000 each to his personal assistant and secretary.

In addition, James owned a $1.1m home in New Jersey, and a $7m penthouse at the Fairchild Building in New York City.

- BangShowBiz


Ice Prince to release a movie in 2017

27 October 2016, 21:08

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...