Paul Sorvino of Goodfellas fame passes away

New York, New York - Paul Sorvino of Goodfellas and Law & Order fame has passed away.

Paul Sorvino of Goodfellas and Law & Order fame has reportedly passed away from natural causes.
Paul Sorvino of Goodfellas and Law & Order fame has reportedly passed away from natural causes.  © Collage: Mike Coppola & Michael loccisano / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

The late actor's publicist Roger Neal confirmed the news in a statement according to CNN. Sorvino was 83 years old.

Per his publicist, the star died from natural causes at home with his wife Dee Dee Sorvino (55) by his side.

In a statement through Neal, Dee Dee said, "Our hearts are broken," adding, "he was the love of my life, and one of the greatest performers to ever grace the screen and stage."

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Aside from his role as mob boss Paul Cicero AKA Big Pauly in Goodfellas, Sorvino had quite an impressive career as an actor and performer.

He earned a Tony nomination for his role as Phil Romano in the play titled That Championship Season. He went on to reprise the role when playwright Jason Miller adapted the play for film in 1982.

He also starred in a handful of movies such as Nixon, The Rocketeer, and Dick Tracy.

Sorvino is survived by his wife Dee Dee and three children: Mira Sorvino (54), Amanda Sorvino (51), and Michael Sorvino (41).

Mira took to Twitter to share the tragic news along with a heartfelt message to her late father: "My heart is rent asunder – a life of love and joy and wisdom with him is over."

She continued, "He was the most wonderful father. I love him so much. I’m sending you love in the stars Dad as you ascend."

Cover photo: Collage: Mike Coppola & Michael loccisano / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

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