Good Fellas fame Paul Sorvino passed away on July 25, 2022, and the fans are mourning. Paul Anthony Sorvino was an American actor, opera singer, businessman, author, and sculptor. He was well-known for his appearances as NYPD Sergeant Phil Cerreta on the TV series Law & Order and Paulie Cicero and a character based on Paul Vario in the 1990 gangster picture Goodfellas. He played supporting parts in A Touch of Class, Reds, The Rocketeer, The Cooler, Nixon, and Romeo + Juliet.
Sorvino was born on April 13, 1939, in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bensonhurst. His mother used to teach piano. His father was an Italian immigrant father who worked in a garment factory. The actor sang at Catskills hotels as a youngster because he was always fascinated by the human voice. Even though he attended classes, his asthma compelled him to concentrate on acting rather than pursuing his ambition of becoming an opera singer. He was notable for his on-screen chemistry with actor-director Warren Beatty. Some of his best movies include “Reds,” “Dick Tracy,” “Bulworth,” and “Rules Don’t Apply.”
How Did Paul Sorvino Die?
Paul Sorvino died on July 25, 2022, after turning 83 this year. According to his spokesperson Roger Neal, he passed away on Monday morning in Indiana from natural causes. In the past, he had dealt with many health issues, which made the Natural cause of death believable. Paul Sorvino’s wife, Dee Dee, remarked, “Our hearts are crushed; there will never be another Paul Sorvino; he was the love of my life and one of the finest actors ever to grace the cinema and stage.”
A Look At Paul Sorvino’s Personal Life
Paul was married twice before sealing the knot with Dee Dee. From 1966 through 1988, he was wed to Lorraine Davis, his first wife. From his first marriage, Paul Sorvino has three kids: the Academy Award-winning performer Mira Sorvino and his writer daughter Amanda Sorvino in whose movie he acted and starred his son Michael Sorvino. In 1991, Paul wed Vanessa Arico, his second wife. The couple had no children together. In 2014, Sorvino wed his third wife, Dee Dee Benkie, a Republican strategist and former George W. Bush staffer.
Before Paul Sorvino died, his career lasted five decades in the industry. But before all this, Sorvino started his career as a copywriter in an advertising firm. He studied voice for 18 years. Paul entered the theatre as a student at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Six years after making his film debut in Carl Reiner’s Where’s Poppa?, which starred George Segal and Ruth Gordon, he had his Broadway debut in the 1964 musical Bajour. He also starred in several movies, including “The Gambler,” “The Brink’s Job,” “The Firm,” “Nixon,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and “The Cooler.”