ARCHIV - 15.12.2014, USA, New York: Paul Sorvino besucht die Premiere von «Big Eyes» im Museum of Modern Art. Der US-amerikanische Schauspieler Sorvino, der in Filmen wie «GoodFellas - Drei Jahrzehnte in der Mafia» und «Nixon» mitspielte, ist tot. Sorvino wurde 83 Jahre alt. Foto: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

American actor Paul Sorvino, who starred in films such as “GoodFellas – Three Decades in the Mafia” and “Nixon”, is dead. Sorvino died on Monday morning (local time), as announced by his spokesman Roger Neal. The actor’s wife, Dee Dee Sorvino, was by his side.

The actor had had health problems in recent years, the statement said. Sorvino was 83 years old. He had three children, including Oscar winner Mira Sorvino (54, “Beloved Aphrodite”).

The New York-born actor of Italian descent was in front of film and television cameras from the 1970s. He appeared in the TV series The Streets of San Francisco alongside Karl Malden and Michael Douglas.