Actor Paul Sorvino dead

He appeared in movies and television series for 50 years - now the actor Paul Sorvino has died at the age of 83. / Paul Sorvino dead

He is best known for his role in the Mafia classic “Goodfellas.” / Paul Sorvino dead

Paul Sorvino, who played the role of gangster Paulie Cicero in the Mafia classic “Goodfellas”, has died at the age of 83. A spokesman for the actor said: Sorvino, also known as Police Sergeant Phil Cerretta on the 1990s television series Law & Order, has worked in film and television for more than 50 years.

“I am completely devastated. The love of my life and the most wonderful man who ever lived has passed. I am heartbroken,” his wife Dee Dee Sorvino wrote on Twitter. Sorvino died of natural causes at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., the spokesman said. He has had health problems in recent years.

In front of the camera from the 1970s

Born in Brooklyn in 1939, Sorvino studied music and originally wanted to be an opera singer before turning to acting. From the 1970s he stood in front of film and television cameras. He appeared in the TV series The Streets of San Francisco alongside Karl Malden and Michael Douglas.

His other films include “Reds”, “The Firm”, “Bulworth” and “Nixon”. He also appeared in the Broadway play That Championship Season. Sorvino was the father of three children, including Oscar winner Mira Sorvino.

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His wife (54) was by his side when he passed away, Sorvino’s spokesman said. The actor died of natural causes and had health problems in recent years.

He had three children, including Oscar winner Mira Sorvino (54, “Beloved Aphrodite”).

On Twitter, she said goodbye to her father with an emotional post: “My heart is torn – a life full of love, joy and wisdom with him is over. He was the most wonderful father. I love him so much. Sending you love in the stars dad as you soar.”

The New York-born actor of Italian descent has been in front of the camera since the 1970s. In addition to Karl Malden († 97) and Michael Douglas (77), he also appeared in the TV series “The Streets of San Francisco”.

However, Sorvino’s role in Goodfellas as mobster Paul Cicero was his best-known role. His other films include Nixon, Reds, The Firm and Bulworth. In the crime series “Law & Order” he played a New York detective.

These “Goodfellas” colleagues also left this year

Scary: Sorvino joins a sad series of deaths among “Goodfellas” actors. At the end of March, actor Paul Herman died at the age of 76 – on his own birthday. He played a role as a dealer in the mafia film, and embodied shady guys again and again in other productions.

Then, at the end of May, Hollywood legend Ray Liotta died at the age of just 67. He died “completely surprisingly” in his sleep, his spokeswoman said at the time.

Liotta had one of the leading roles in “Goodfellas”, playing gangster Henry Hill – it was his breakthrough in the industry.

The last “Goodfellas” star to die before the late Sorvino was Tony Sirico. In the Mafia film adaptation he played the gangster Tony Stacks. He died just two and a half weeks ago in a Florida nursing home at the age of 79. Sirico had suffered from dementia for several years, but the cause of death has not yet been revealed.

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