How did Paul Sorvino Died?
Actor Paul Sorvino, best known for his roles in the movies “Goodfellas” and “Law & Order,” passed away today of natural causes, after battling a variety of health problems over the course of the past several years. He was 83.
His publicist Roger Neal made the announcement of his passing on behalf of Sorvino’s wife Dee Dee Sorvino, who was present with her husband at the time of his passing.
“Our hearts are broken,” said Dee Dee Sorvino in a statement. “There will never be another Paul Sorvino, he was the love of my life, and one of the greatest performers to ever grace the screen and stage.”
Paul Anthony Sorvino was born on April 13, 1939, in Brooklyn, New York. He is known for his roles in a wide variety of films, including Goodfellas, Nixon, Dick Tracy, The Rocketeer, For the Love of Money, That Championship Season, Reds, Oh God, and A Touch of Class.
He was a celebrity on the television show “Law & Order,” and he was in the Broadway production of “That Championship Season.” Before making his debut on Broadway in the musical Bajour in 1964, Sorvino began his career as a copywriter for an advertising agency. After graduating from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, he went on to make his Broadway debut.
Six years later, he made his debut in the film Where’s Poppa, which was directed by Carl Reiner. The following year, in 1971, he played a supporting role in the critically acclaimed film The Panic in Needle Park, which starred a young Al Pacino in his first lead role in a feature film. Both of these films received positive reviews.