New York (ANI): Morgue workers are sure to have a light day when James Gandolfini is visiting, for people seem to die less when the Sopranos star is around. The reason once when the actor was researching for a role in a New York City morgue, he couldn't find any corpses. Infact, the following two days saw only one dead body of an elderly man in the morgue. Seeing the effect, people started called Gandolfini "Jesus Christ".
At the retirement party for Lt. Jay Fagan, former head of the NYPD's TV&Film Unit, the Sopranos star thanked Fagan for giving him access to the morgue, but complained that the first night there were no dead bodies, and the second night, just one elderly man who had died on the toilet. The third night, he struck out again. "They [the cops] started to call me Jesus Christ because no one would die in New York City," New York Post quoted him, as saying.