Just weeks after Ray Liotta: "Goodfellas"Star Paul Sorvino dies at 83

Just weeks after Ray Liotta
“Goodfellas” star Paul Sorvino dies at 83

Just weeks after the death of Ray Liotta, Hollywood has to say goodbye to another star from the mafia epic “Goodfellas”: Paul Sorvino is dead. The US actor dies at the age of 83.

Mourning for Paul Sorvino: The US actor, best known from the mafia film classic “Good Fellas”, died at the age of 83. This has been confirmed by his wife Dee Dee Sorvino in a press release that, among other things, “People” magazine present. Accordingly, he “died a natural death” after repeatedly struggling with health problems in recent years.

The “GoodFellas” cast from left to right: Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Paul Sorvino, and Joe Pesci.

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“Our hearts are broken,” said Dee Dee Sorvino. “There will never be another Paul Sorvino, he was the love of my life and one of the greatest actors to ever walk the screen and stage.” on Twitter she bids farewell to her husband with photos taken together. “I am devastated. The love of my life and the most wonderful man who has ever lived is gone. I am heartbroken,” she writes there.

Paul Sorvino was born in New York City in 1939. He studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York and landed his first film role in 1970 in “Wo is’ Papa?”. After other small roles, including in “Hot Blood” (1978) and “Murder Is Her Hobby”, Sorvino made his big breakthrough with Martin Scorsese’s “Good Fellas – Three Decades in the Mafia”. In the mafia epic he played the role of gangster Paul Cicero.

Later he also acted as NYPD Sergeant Phil Cerreta in “Law & Order” as well as in “Spaceship Enterprise” (1994), “Nixon” (1995), “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet” (1996) or “Still Standing” (2004 ) to see. Most recently he was in front of the camera for the films “Bad Blood” (2018) and “The Birthday Cake” (2021).

All three children are also actors

Sorvino was married three times: in 1966 he gave his vows to his first wife Lorraine Davis. The two had three children together, who are also actors today: Mira Sorvino, Amanda Sorvino and Michael Sorvino. He was married to Vanessa Arico from 1991 to 1996. In December 2014, he tied the knot with Dee Dee Sorvino for the third time.

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