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Is this sentence correct:

I had wanted to give him the pie, but he was already gone.

I had wanted to give him the pie, but he had already gone.

Do these sentences practically mean the same thing?
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PreciousJonesIs this sentence correct:I had wanted to give him the pie, but he was already gone(in here ADJECTIVE).I had wanted to give him the pie, but he had already gone.(in here VERB) Do these sentences practically mean the same thing?
As i get it in first sentence "he dead" but in second sentence "He went somewhere" He did not die.
PreciousJonesI had wanted to give him the pie, but he was already gone.
This is not wrong, but past perfect is not necessary. If we can use simple past tense to describe two past events without creating confusion, it's recommended that past perfect be avoided. i.e.
John left the party an hour ago before Mary arrived.