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NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Paul Sorvino, Mira Sorvino’s devoted father, passed away.
The actor, who is best known for his role as Paulie Cicero in “Goodfellas,” died on Monday morning at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, of natural causes. The 83-year-old had experienced health problems in recent years.
The actress wrote, “My father, the great Paul Sorvino, has passed away.” “A life of love, laughter, and wisdom with him is over, and it has torn my heart to pieces. He was the best parent ever. I really do love him. As you soar, I’m sending you love from the stars, Dad.”
Dee Dee Sorvino, the patriarch’s wife, was the first to confirm the stars demise. He had her at his side.
Successful Hollywood actors Paul Sorvino and Mira Sorvino forged a strong bond as father and daughter. (Image by FilmMagic/Paul Archuleta)
She released a statement in which she said, “Our hearts are broken; 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.”
Separately, Dee Dee posted on Twitter, “I am completely devastated.” “The most magnificent man who has ever lived, the love of my life, is no longer with us. I’m devastated.”
As an Italian-American communist in Warren Beatty’s “Reds,” Henry Kissinger in Oliver Stone’s “Nixon,” and mob leader Eddie Valentine in “The Rocketeer,” Sorvino was a mainstay in movies and television for more than 50 years.
He would frequently claim that although he was perhaps most known for his roles as gangsters, his true loves were opera, poetry, and painting.
Paul Sorvino, the legendary actor, was my father. A life of love, laughter, and wisdom with him is finished, and it has torn my heart to pieces. He was the best parent ever. I really do love him. As you climb, I’m sending you love from the stars, Dad.
Twitter user Mira Sorvino July 25, 2022 Sorvino started out in the advertising industry but switched to Hollywood after enrolling at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. When he initially debuted in 1964, it was on Broadway.
The roles he played in “Goodfellas” and “Law and Order” are what made him famous when he eventually made the jump to movies and television.
After randomly running into each other on a Fox News Channel program, Dee Dee and Sorvino got married in 2014.
“I received her from God. My life’s love was her. She had a light halo around her head when I first met her. I had the impression my mother was telling me she was the one “About his wife, he has spoken.
When his daughter Mira won her first Oscar, Paul Sorvino was quite proud of her. (Image by FilmMagic/D Dipasupil)
From his first marriage, Sorvino had three kids, one of them was the 54-year-old Academy Award winner Mira. Additionally, he wrote, directed, and appeared in a movie with his son, Michael Sorvino, that was written by his daughter, Amanda Sorvino.
He was happy for Mira as she became a Hollywood celebrity and broke down in tears when she won the 1996 Oscar for best supporting actress for “Mighty Aphrodite.” That evening, he admitted to the Los Angeles Times that he was at a loss for words.
They don’t exist in any language I’ve ever heard, with the possible exception of Italian, he remarked.
He told TMZ that if he had known that Mira was one of the women who had been reportedly sexually harassed and blacklisted by Harvey Weinstein during the #MeToo crisis, Weinstein should have been fired “not going to be walking. In a wheelchair, that is.”
The three adult children of Paul Sorvino are still living: son Michael, daughters Mira and Amanda (from left, seen here with their mother, Lorraine Davis). (Image courtesy of Getty Images and Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection)
In addition to his wife Dee Dee, Sorvino is survived by his three adult children, Mira, Amanda, and Michael, as well as five grandkids.
The Associated Press and Lauryn Overhultz of FOX News both contributed to this story.
At Foxnews.com, Stephanie Nolasco writes about entertainment.