Heartbreaking! 83-year-old Paul Sorvino who played the role of Gangster in Goodfellas passes away

Paul Sorvino who worked in film and television and on stage for more than 50 years and became popular with films like Goodfellas, Aphrodite, Dick Tracy, Nixon passed away at 83

MUMBAI: Paul Sorvino, who played the role of gangster Paulie Cicero in classic mob movie "Goodfellas," has died at the age of 83.

He died at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, of natural causes, the spokesperson said. "I am completely devastated. The love of my life & the most wonderful man who has ever lived is gone. I am heartbroken," his wife, Dee Dee Sorvino, wrote on Twitter.

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Sorvino, also known for portraying police sergeant Phil Cerreta on TV series "Law & Order" in the 1990s, worked in film and television and on stage for more than 50 years.

Sorvino had three children, including actor Mira Sorvino, who thanked her father when she accepted her Academy Award for 1995 film "Mighty Aphrodite."

Martin Scorsese tapped Sorvino at age 50 to play Cicero, a quiet but formidable character based on the real-life mobster Paul Vario, in 1990`s "Goodfellas."

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Born in Brooklyn in 1939, Sorvino studied music and originally wanted to become an opera singer before he turned to acting. His long career included roles in the Broadway play "That Championship Season" and a 1982 film adaptation. Other movie credits included "Dick Tracy," "Reds" and "Nixon," in which he played Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

Credit: DNA

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