Goodfellas Paul Sorvino dead at 83

Paul Sorvino, an imposing actor whose roles included his mob-connected boss role in "Goodfellas" to an early appearance 

on the long-running police drama "Law and Order" is dead as per his agent Roger Neal. He was 83 years old.

Sorvino passed away on Monday from natural causes, with the wife Dee Dee by his side.

Dee Dee Sorvino made an announcement through Neal who said in the following paragraph: "Our hearts are broken There is no more Paul Sorvino."

The actor was raised to Brooklyn, New York, Sorvino received the Tony award for his performance as a character in

"That Championship Season"  and was a part of many films which included Henry Kissinger in "Nixon," "Dick Tracy,"" "Reds," and "The Rocketeer."

Sorvino studied at The academy was the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and thought of being an opera singer prior to getting his Broadway debut in the late 1960s. 

His first film was the comedic "Where's Poppa," followed by "The Panic in Needle Park," opposite Al Pacino.

Sorvino is probably best known by Martin Scorsese's film "Goodfellas" in the role of Paul Cicero,

the mobster who, in prison, had an obsession with food and cooking and slicing the garlic thinly using a sharp knife. 

The actor was cast in "Law and Law &" playing a detective, but quickly left due to the limitations of the character.

Sorvino was survived by his spouse and his three children including the actress Mira Sorvino, and five grandchildren.

Mira Sorvino wrote on Twitter on Monday, "My heart is rent to pieces. A life of joy, love, and wisdom that he brought to me is now gone. He was a wonderful father.

I love him so much. I'm sending him love through the sky Dad as you climb up."