Paul Sorvino, a Tony Award-winning actor known for playing tough guys, died on Monday at the age of 83.

His death comes just two months after that of his Goodfellas co-star Ray Liotta, who died at the age of 67.

In addition to his performance as mafia boss Paulie Cicero in Martin Scorsese's 1990 gangster epic Goodfellas, Sorvino was well-known for his role as New York police sergeant Phil Cerreta on NBC's Law & Order.

Sorvino died on Monday of "natural causes" with his wife Dee Dee Sorvino by his side, after battling health concerns for several years.

He was the father of Mira and Michael Sorvino, both actors.

Paul Anthony Sorvino (April 13, 1939 – July 25, 2022) was an actor, opera singer, businessman, writer, and sculptor from the United States.

He appeared in A Touch of Class, Reds, The Rocketeer, The Cooler, Nixon, and Romeo & Juliet as a supporting actor.

Sorvino began his career in advertising as a copywriter. He studied voice for 18 years.

His final movie came in 2019 as a corrupt senator in the spy comedy Welcome to Acapulco and as a crime boss in the Epix series Godfather of Harlem.

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