The American actor Paul Sorvino, who starred in films such as “GoodFellas” and “Nixon”, died at the age of 83 on Monday morning (local time). The actor’s wife, Dee Dee Sorvino, was by his side, his rep Roger Neal said. Sorvino has had health problems in recent years.
The actor had three children, including Oscar winner Mira Sorvino (54, “Beloved Aphrodite”). The New York-born actor of Italian descent was in front of film and television cameras from the 1970s. He appeared alongside Karl Malden and Michael Douglas in the TV series The Streets of San Francisco. He played his most famous role as a mobster in Martin Scorsese’s drama “GoodFellas – Three Decades in the Mafia”. His other films included “Reds”, “The Company” and “Bulworth”. In the crime series “Law & Order” he played a New York detective.