‘Goodfellas’ actor Paul Sorvino has died of natural causes, his wife Dee Dee announced on Monday.
He was 83.
Paul Sorvino played mobster Paulie Cicero in ‘Goodfellas.’
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
Paul Sorvino, the burly character actor who made a career out of playing forceful types, most notably the coldhearted mobster Paulie Cicero in Martin Scorsese’s GoodFellas, has died. He was 83.
Sorvino, the father of Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite), died Monday of natural causes, his wife, Dee Dee, announced.
“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 said.
Publicist Roger Neal said he died at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.
During a solid career that spanned a half-century, Sorvino portrayed James Caan’s bookie in The Gambler (1974), Claire Danes’ pushy father in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet (1996), Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in Oliver Stone’s Nixon (1995) and a strung-out heroin addict in The Cooler (2003).
He played a founder of the American Communist Party in Warren Beatty’s Reds (1981) and worked alongside the actor-director again in Dick Tracy (1990), Bulworth (1998) and Rules Don’t Apply (2016).
Paul Sorvino, an actor who specialized in playing crooks and cops like Paulie Cicero in “Goodfellas” and the NYPD sergeant Phil Cerreta on “Law & Order,” has died. He was 83. pic.twitter.com/ptGW7qjNBl
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) July 26, 2022
‘Goodfellas’ actor Ray Liotta passed away in his sleep in the Dominican Republic at the age of 67 in late May.
R.I.P. Ray Liotta (1954-2022) pic.twitter.com/2MxeWWuN0B
— The Film Stage (@TheFilmStage) May 26, 2022