Claudio Bevilacqua stands accused of swiping The Sopranos star's $3,000 (£2,075) Rolex Submariner, although it is unclear whether the timepiece was taken from Gandolfini's body or from his hotel room, where the 51-year-old collapsed.

He was admitted to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

During a brief court hearing in Rome on Monday (16May16), a judge postponed the start of Bevilacqua's trial until November (16). The suspect was not present for the court date.

Gandolfini's relatives reported the watch missing to insurance officials a few months after his death in June, 2013, reports TMZ.