Paul Sorvino, Prolific Actor and Tony Nominee, Dead at 83

The actor is best known for his role in Goodfellas, in which he played Paulie Cicero, and his role as NYPD Sergeant Phil Cerreta on the television series Law & Order.

Paul Sorvino died Monday morning with wife Dee Dee Sorvino by his side.

“I am completely devastated,” she said on Twitter. “The love of my life & the most wonderful man who has ever lived is gone . I am heartbroken ❤️❤️❤️.”

Paul had roles in many projects throughout the years, including Romeo + Juliet, Reds, A Touch of Glass, Nixon and The Rocketeer, to name a few.

A character actor, Paul also appeared in The Firm, Star Trek: The Next Generation.

He received a Tony nomination for his performance in Jason Miller’s 1972 Broadway play That Championship Season.

The father of actors Mira Sorvino and Michael Sorvino “passed from natural causes and had dealt with health issues over the past few years,” according to a press release.

Rest in Peace, Paul Sorvino (1939–2022)