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Goodfellas actor Paul Sorvino dead at 83

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Goodfellas actor Paul Sorvino dead at 83: The Hollywood veteran who’s the daddy of Mira Sorvino dies along with his wife by his side

  • Paul Sorvino died of natural causes on Monday morning at age 83 along with his wife, Dee Dee Benkie, by his side
  • Benkie called Sorvino the ‘love of my life’ and ‘certainly one of the best performers to ever grace the screen’
  • Sorvino was most known for his role as Paul Cicero within the mobster film Godfellas 

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Hollywood actor Paul Sorvino has died on the age of 83, it was shared on Monday.

His publicist Roger Neal said he died Monday morning in Indiana of natural causes. His wife of eight years, Dee Dee Benkie, was by his side. 

‘Our hearts are broken, there won’t ever be one other Paul Sorvino, he was the love of my life, and certainly one of the best performers to ever grace the screen and stage,’ Benkie said in an announcement.

In his over 50 years within the entertainment business, Sorvino was a mainstay in movies and tv. He would often say that while he is likely to be best known for taking part in gangsters, his real passions were poetry, painting and opera.

The star was most famous for his role as Paul Cicero within the 1990 smash hit mobster movie Goodfellas with Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.

He played 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 had a recurring part as Sergeant Phil Cerreta on the hit crime TV show Law & Order.

Sorvino is the newest movie mobster to pass away. His Goodfellas castmate Liotta, 67, died in his sleep within the Dominican Republic, where he was filming Dangerous Waters, in May. James Caan, of The Godfather, died from a heart attack earlier this month at age 82.

Sad farewell: Hollywood actor Paul Sorvino has died on the age of 83, it was shared on Monday. A rep for the actor told TMZ that he died Monday morning along with his wife by his side. Seen in 2018

A classic: The star was best known for his role as Paul Cicero in the 1990 smash hit mobster movie Goodfellas with Ray Liotta, who also died this year, and Robert De Niro. From left, Liotta, De Niro, Sorvino and Joe Pesci

A classic: The star was best known for his role as Paul Cicero within the 1990 smash hit mobster movie Goodfellas with Ray Liotta, who also died this yr, and Robert De Niro. From left, Liotta, De Niro, Sorvino and Joe Pesci

He’s the daddy of Hollywood actress Mira Sorvino best known for Romy & Michele’s High School reunion. 

In April Mira said completely satisfied 83rd birthday to her dad.

‘A really Joyful Birthday to my father Paul Sorvino,’ Mira, 54, wrote on Twitter alongside a black and white throwback image of herself and her father.

‘I miss you a lot and hope to be together in person very soon!’ the Barcelona star added.

A famous daughter: In April Mira said happy 83rd birthday to her dad. 'A very Happy Birthday to my father Paul Sorvino,' Mira, 54, wrote on Twitter alongside a black and white throwback image of herself and her father. Seen in 2007

A famous daughter: In April Mira said completely satisfied 83rd birthday to her dad. ‘A really Joyful Birthday to my father Paul Sorvino,’ Mira, 54, wrote on Twitter alongside a black and white throwback image of herself and her father. Seen in 2007

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