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Paul Sorvino dies at 83

Paul Sorvino, a commanding actor who excelled at portraying criminals and law enforcement officials such as NYPD sergeant Phil Cerretta on "Law & Order" and Paulie Cicero in "Goodfellas," 

His wife, Dee Dee Sorvino, stated in a statement, "Our heart is heavy, there will never be a Paul Sorvino, he was the best person in the world, and one of the greatest actors.

Sorvino was musically oriented from a young age and entered the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. He was born in Brooklyn in 1939 to a mother that taught piano and a father.

From his first marriage, Sorvino has three kids, among them Mira Sorvino, an Oscar-winning actor.