Paul Sorvino made a name for himself playing burly characters and crooks over the past few decades. He is most well known for his role as Paulie Cicero in “Goodfellas” among others. Unfortunately, we have some sad news to share about him.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paul Sorvino passed away at the age of 83. Sorvino, the father of Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino, passed away of natural causes. His wife, Dee Dee Sorvino released a statement on his passing as well.

“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.”

In his over 50 years in the entertainment business, Sorvino was one of the biggest names in the industry, making his mark in various mediums. He portrayed an Italian American communist in Warren Beatty’s “Reds,” Henry Kissinger in Oliver Stone’s “Nixon” and mob boss Eddie Valentine in “The Rocketeer.”

He also acted for 31 episodes on Dick Wolf’s “Law & Order.” He followed those with roles in “The Rocketeer,” “The Firm,” “Nixon,” which bagged him a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, and Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo + Juliet” as Juliet’s father, Fulgencio Capulet.

When his daughter took the stage to accept her best-supporting actress Oscar in 1996, Sorvino was seen in the audience, weeping in joy. May his soul rest in peace.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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