Paul Sorvino

Paul Sorvino, who specializes in playing gangsters and cops like Pauly Cicero on "Goodfellas" and NYPD Sergeant Phil Serrata on "Law & Order." He was 83 years old.

Paul Sorvino

Paul Sorvino's publicist, Roger Neal, said he died of natural causes in Indiana on Monday morning.

"Our hearts are broken, none other than Paul Sorvino, he was the love of my life and one of the greatest actors of all time on screen and stage," his wife Dee Di Sorvino said

Paul Sorvino

For more than 50 years in the entertainment business, Sorvino was a mainstay in film and television, playing Henry Kissinger

Paul Sorvino

in Warren Beatty's "Reds," Oliver Stone's "Nixon," and mob boss Eddie Valentine Italian in "The Rocketeer." 

The role of the American communist. He often said that although he was known for playing gangsters, his true passions were poetry, painting and opera.

Sorvino had three children from his first marriage, including Academy Award-winning actor Mira Sorvino. He also directed and starred in a film written by his daughter

He was proud of his daughter and cried when she won the best supporting actress Oscar for "Mighty Aphrodite" in 1996.