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Paul Sorvino of ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Law & Order’ dies

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Actor Paul Sorvino, who played mobster Paul Cicero in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 crime drama The Goodfellas, has died at the age of 83, TMZ reported Monday, July 25.

Sorvino’s spokesman, Roger Neal, confirmed the news of the actor’s death. He was gone on Monday morning. Next to him was his wife Dee Dee.

“Our hearts are broken, there will never be another Paul Sorvino, he was the love of my life and one of the greatest artists to ever grace the screen and stage,” the actor’s wife wrote on social networks.

Sorvino made his film debut in 1970 in the comedy Where’s Poppa?, starred in the television series Law & Order, and performed on Broadway. During his career in Hollywood, Sorvino appeared in more than a hundred films. He played Henry Kissinger in the 1995 film Nixon and Fulgenzio Capuleti in the 1996 film Romeo + Juliet. One of the last works of Sorvino was the role in the TV series The Godfather of Harlem, he played Frank Costello.

Paul Sorvino was born April 13, 1939 in Brooklyn. His father was an immigrant from Italy. Paul wanted to be an opera singer before he became interested in acting while studying at the American Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in New York.

Sorvino had a severe form of asthma, he mastered various breathing techniques to cope with his condition. He wrote the best-selling book How to Become an Ex Asthma and founded the Sorvino Asthma Foundation.

He is survived by three children, including Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino.

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