Several hours before JAMES GANDOLFINI died, he checked out an Egyptian gallery at the Vatican Museum.
And someone got a picture of him standing between two coffins. Making the photo even more prophetic: The coffin lids were covered in hieroglyphics from the BOOK OF THE DEAD.
(Check it out here, along with a shot of Gandolfini's coffin arriving at a New Jersey funeral home on Monday.) (New York Daily News)
(Gandolfini's funeral takes place tomorrow.)
(Meanwhile, the lights in Broadway will be dimmed for one minute before curtain time TONIGHT in his honor. He was nominated for a Tony for a 2009 play called "God of Carnage".)