James Gandolfini's body is back in the United States.

Jet carrying James Gandolfini's body arrives at Newark Airport (WABC TV via Facebook)

Port Authority of New York & New Jersey spokesman Steve Coleman tells the Star-Ledger that a Signature Airlines flight carrying Gandolfini's body arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from Rome Sunday night. The body was taken from the airport around 11:20 p.m., but Coleman did not say where.

TMZ reports the 51-year-old's body was taken to a funeral home.

The actor had been headed to Sicily to appear at the Taormina Film Festival, which paid tribute to him Saturday.

Flags in New Jersey will be flown at half-staff Monday in Gandolfini's memory. His funeral is scheduled for Thursday at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this story.