(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.