“Goodfellas” star Paul Sorvino died of natural causes on Monday at the age of 83, Page Six confirmed.
“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.” his wife said through a rep in a statement shared to Page Six on Monday.
While Sorvino was best known for his role as Paulie Cicero in the 1990 mob film, he also starred in “Nixon,” “Dick Tracy” and “For the Love of Money,” as well as the TV show “Law & Order.”
Paul Sorvino died of natural causes at the age of 83.©Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett C
Outside of acting, Sorvino was an opera singer, writer and renowned sculptor.
“Sorvino passed from natural causes and had dealt with health issues over the past few years,” the statement said.
Sorvino died of natural causes. Getty Images
The actor, who was born on April 13, 1939, started his career as an advertising copywriter in an ad agency and attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy when he decided to go into theater. He made his Broadway debut in the 1964 musical “Bajour.”
He also received critical praise for starring 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. She and Sorvino tied the knot in 2014 after a chance meeting on Fox News’ “Your World with Neil Cavuto.”
Sorvino married his wife Dee Dee in 2014. Patrick McMullan via Getty Image
His rep shared that he will be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery 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; his three adult children, Mira, Amanda and Michael, and five grandchildren.
Mira, 54, shared a black square on her Instagram on Monday as she mourned the loss of her father.