After years of health problems, Paul Sorvino, who starred in Goodfellas and Law & Order, died today of natural causes. He was 83 years old.
On behalf of Sorvino’s wife, Dee Dee Sorvino, who was by his side when he died, his press officer, Roger Neal, announced his death.
Dee Dee Sorvino released a statement saying, “Our hearts are devastated.” There will never be another Paul Sorvino since he was my soul mate and one of the best actors to ever appear on the big screen and on stage.
Also, the role of Paul Cicero, often known as Big Pauly, in Martin Scorsese’s film Those good guys it may be what most people associate with Sorvino.
He started a 31 episode run as Det. Philip Cerreta, Det. Chris Noth. Mike Logan’s partner in NBC’s Law & Order in 1991. Det. Lennie Briscoe, played by Jerry Orbach, took over the role after the character was injured while performing his work on the show.
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