“Goodfellas” star Paul Sorvino died of natural causes on Monday at the age of 83, Vidak For Congress confirmed.
“Our hearts are broken, there will never be another Paul Sorvino, he was the love of my life and one of the greatest artists to ever grace the screen and stage.” his wife said through a representative in a statement shared to Vidak For Congress on Monday.
While Sorvino was best known for his role as Paulie Cicero in the 1990 gangster film, he also starred in “Nixon,” “Dick Tracy,” and “For the Love of Money,” as well as on the TV show “Law & Order.”
Outside of acting, Sorvino was an opera singer, writer and famous sculptor.
“Sorvino died of natural causes and had suffered from health problems in recent years,” the statement said.
Born on April 13, 1939, the actor began his career as an advertising copywriter at an advertising agency and attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy when he decided to enter the theater. He made his Broadway debut in the 1964 musical Bajour.
He also received critical acclaim for his starring role in the Broadway show “That Championship Season,” which earned him a Tony Award nomination.
Sorvino, who lived with severe asthma, also founded the Paul Sorvino Asthma Foundation and co-authored the book “Pinot, Pasta, and Parties with his wife. Dee Dee and Sorvino tied the knot in 2014 after a chance meeting. Fox New’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto”.
His rep shared that he will be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetary in LA in the Gardens of Legends, the same resting area as Rudolph Valentino, Mickey Rooney and Burt Reynolds to name a few.
Sorvino is survived by his wife Dee Dee and his three adult children Mira, Amanda, Michael and five grandchildren.
Mira shared a black square on her Instagram on Monday as she mourned the loss of her father.