‘Goodfellas’ Actor Paul Sorvino Dies at Age 86

Actor Paul Sorvino, best known for his roles in “Goodfellas” and “Law & Order,” died of natural causes on July 25 at the age of 83.

“My father the great Paul Sorvino has passed. My heart is rent asunder- a life of love and joy and wisdom with him is over. He was the most wonderful father. I love him so much. I’m sending you love in the stars Dad as you ascend,” Sorvino’s daughter and Oscar-winning actress Mira posted on Twitter.

Sorvino’s wife, Emmy-winning actress Dee Dee, was by his side at the time of this death, according to Sorvino’s publicist Roger Neal.

“The love of my life and the most wonderful man who has ever lived is gone. I am heartbroken,” Dee Dee said on social media.

With a career spanning five decades, Sorvino garnered over 170 credits and dozens of roles across film, television, and the Broadway stage.

Brooklyn-born Sorvino made his Broadway debut in the musical “Bajour” in 1964. He later starred in “That Championship Season” and in “An American Millionaire.”

Sorvino was perhaps best known for playing mobster Paul Cicero in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 gangster film “Goodfellas” and Sergeant Frank Cerreta on NBC’s “Law and Order” from 1991 to 1992.

Sorvino earned a Screen Actor’s Guild nomination for playing former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in Oliver Stone’s “Nixon” in 1995.

In addition to his wife and Mira, Sorvino is survived by his two other children, Amanda and Michael, and five grandchildren.


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