James Gandolfini will receive a tribute at the Emmy Awards this weekend.

The late 'Sopranos' actor, who died of a heart attack in June, will be remembered in Los Angeles on Sunday (22.09.13) during the ceremony which recognises excellence in the TV industry.

Producers have selected five people to be recognised during an In Memoriam segment - including producer Gary David Goldberg, 'Glee' star Cory Monteith, actress Jean Stapleton and actor Jonathan Winters - and friends of the late stars will share memories and tributes.

Ken Ehrlich, the Emmys' executive producer, said: ''Having their close friends share personal remembrances is something that will be very meaningful for television audiences across the country and across the generations''.

Edie Falco, who played Carmela Soprano, the wife of James' mob boss character Tony Soprano in the TV series, will pay tribute to her on-screen husband.

At the time of his sudden death she admitted she was ''shocked and devastated'', but was grateful to have been able to spend a decade working with him.

She said in a statement: ''He was a man of tremendous depth and sensitivity, with a kindness and generosity beyond words. I consider myself very lucky to have spent 10 years as his close colleague.''

'The Sopranos', which ran from 1999 to 2007, won numerous awards during its time on TV, including scooping the prestigious Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series twice.