Paul Sorvino Dies: ‘Goodfellas’, ‘Law & Order’ Actor, Father Of Mira Sorvino Was 83.
Paul Sorvino, who starred in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas and early seasons of the NBC series Law & Order, died today of natural causes after suffering health issues over the past few years. He was 83.
His death was announced by his publicist Roger Neal on behalf of Sorvino’s wife Dee Dee Sorvino, who was at his side when he passed.
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“Our hearts are broken,” said Dee Dee Sorvino in a statement. “There will never be another Paul Sorvino, he was the love of my life, and one of the greatest performers to ever grace the screen and stage.”
Sorvino was the father of Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino.
Paul Anthony Sorvino born April 13, 1939, in Brooklyn and starred in such films as Goodfellas, Nixon, Dick Tracy, The Rocketeer, For the Love of Money, That Championship Season, Reds, A Touch of Class and Oh, God! among many others. On television he starred on Seasons 2 and 3 of Law & Order and on Broadway in That Championship Season.
On July 25, 2022, it was revealed that Paul Sorvino died of natural causes.
That Monday, his wife DeeDee shared the unfortunate news on Twitter.
She tweeted: “I am completely devastated. The love of my life & the most wonderful man who has ever lived is gone. I am heartbroken.”
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.
— Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) July 25, 2022
A rep for Dee Dee told TMZ she was “by his side” when he died Monday morning.
“Our hearts are broken, there will never be another Paul Sorvino.
“He was the love of my life, and one of the greatest performers to ever grace the screen and stage,” she told the outlet.
Paul is survived by DeeDee and his three children from his first marriage to Lorraine Davis – Mira, Michael, and Amanda.
Audiences are familiar with Mira Sorvino for Mighty Aphrodite, Beautiful Girls, and Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.
In memory of her late father and his passing, the star actress tweeted: “My father the great Paul Sorvino has passed.