The American actor Paul Sorvino dies at the age of 83. Paul Sorvino is best known for his role in the classic gangster movie “Goodfellas” and he is the father of actress Mira Sorvino.
Law and Order and Goodfellas star Paul Sorvino dies aged 83
His widow, De Di Sorvino, wrote on her Facebook page: “I am completely devastated.” The love of my life and the most wonderful man who has ever lived is gone. I am heartbroken. “
Paul Sorvino is most known for co-starring with Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liotta in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 film Goodfellas.
The next year, he appeared as a policeman in the television series Law and Order. In 1995, he played Henry Kissinger in Oliver Stone’s film “Nixon.”
The star Mira Sorvino , who won an Oscar in 1996 for her role in Woody Allen’s “Mighty Aphrodite,” mourns her father in a tweet, saying “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.”
Paul Sorvino had a range of minor roles in films and series, but he was also a multifaceted artist who enjoyed sculpting and opera.