Paul Sorvino, star of 'Goodfellas' and 'Law & Order,' has died at the age of 83.

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Paul Sorvino, who played gangsters and detectives in "Goodfellas" and "Law & Order," has died.83-year-old

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According to his publicist, Roger Neal, he died of natural causes in Indiana on Monday morning.

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Our hearts are devastated, there will never be another Paul Sorvino," his wife, Dee Dee Sorvino, said in a statement.

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Sorvino played an Italian American communist in Warren Beatty's "Reds," Henry Kissinger in Oliver Stone's "Nixon," and mob leader Eddie Valentine in "The Rocketeer

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Despite being known for playing gangsters, he loved poetry, painting, and opera.

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Born in Brooklyn in 1939 to a piano teacher mother and a garment factory foreman father,

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Sorvino was musically inclined from a young age and attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York where he fell for the theater.

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In 1964, he debuted on Broadway in "Bajour" and in "Where's Poppa?" in 1970.

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Sorvino's 6-foot-4-inch size made him an imposing presence in any media. 

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